Mara is fighting against her attraction to Bible college student Jonathan Flannery even while wrestling with risking her own precarious safety to become involved in the rescue of another girl who is pregnant and desperately wants to escape her captors and save her own life, as well as her child s. Halfway around the world in a brothel in Thailand, a young girl is rescued with the promise of being reunited with her younger sister who was adopted by an interracial couple in the States, friends of Jonathan's family. Meanwhile, Jefe Mara's uncle, who held her as a sex slave in his brothel in San Diego for years seeks revenge for Mara's testimony that put him behind bars for life. Will his underworld connections be successful in kidnapping and killing the girl who believes she has finally won her freedom?
Oh, I really enjoyed this book! We got to see Mara and Jonathan again, and Chanthra's younger sister, Lawan, and there was conflict, and there was love, and there was all sorts of things, like the hard topics of the sex trade, and slaves, and those topics in unison, well, it's Deliver Me from Evil but from a different perspective, one with a bit more hope, or a bit less, or just a little bit different since Mara was freed.
Jonathan's gone to Bible college, and Mara's come back to San Diego, now a US citizen, and gets a job as a waitress to pay the bills, but she works for freeing other girls who were put in the sex slave trade, because no one should have to go through that.
Jonathan and Leah have were wondering where Mara was, and it was kinda funny, that she was right under their noses, and yeah, that was a really tear-inducing meeting! We know why things are going on, but we still want them to be together!
I really, really loved this book, and I can't wait to read the final book, I think, called The Deliverer, as far as the last few pages of my copy of Special Delivery are concerned!
Author: Kathi Macias
Series: Freedom #2
Read: April 9th, 2012
Source: Pump Up Your Book Review Copy
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Published: March 6th 2012
A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers' conferences, and recently won the prestigious 2008 member of the year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) at the annual Golden Scrolls award banquet. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time riding their Harley.
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Monday, March 26th
Book excerpt featured at Between the Covers
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Book spotlighted at The Writer’s Life
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Book reviewed at The Book Connection
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Book reviewed at Reading, Writing & Ruckus
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Thursday, April 24th
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