Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris

Book Description
Natalie Sinclair is working to eradicate the diseases decimating whole villages in the Republic of Dhambizao when she meets Dr. Chad Talcott, a surgeon on sabbatical from a lucrative medical practice now volunteering at a small clinic. Meanwhile, things are unraveling in Dhambizao. Joseph Komboli returns to his village to discover rebel soldiers abducting his family and friends. Those that were too old or weak to work lay motionless in the African soil. When Chad and Natalie decide to help Joseph expose this modern-day slave trade---and a high-ranking political figure involved in it---disaster nips at their heels. Where is God in the chaos? Will Chad, Natalie, and Joseph win their race against time? Romance and adventure drive Blood Ransom, by Lisa Harris, a powerful thriller about the modern-day slave trade and those who dare to challenge it.

My Thoughts
I very much enjoyed this book. Ghost soldiers are supposed to be a myth but Joseph gets evidence that they are real and that an important figure is involved in the slave trade that has demolished his village. Natalie and Chad are working to make Dhambizao a better place for the people who live there. They are pulled in to a race against time when Joseph comes to Natalie for help...

I like that the characters in this book are realistic. They react like a normal person would and not like a 'perfect' person. Joseph is the character I was most drawn to because he is so brave for his age. All the characters are very relateable though! I enjoyed the twists and turns that kept me guessing the whole way through and the light romance was an added bonus. I also love that the author shows through the book how God uses us to do His will.
I rate this book 4/5. Good start to a series I intend to read the rest of!

Thank you to Zondervan for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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