Monday, August 2, 2010

Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris ~ 5 stars

Blood Ransom
Lisa Harris
Mission Hope series #1
Zondervan Publishing
About the book:
Deep in the heart of Africa, two American lives are about to change forever.

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 this powerful thriller about the modern-day slave trade and those who dare challenge it.

My review:
This book is fast-paced, action-packed, and a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It really opens your eyes to a lot of things that most people never consider when living in our comfortable homes in our relatively safe country(s). The twists and turns of the plot were well written and kept me guessing until the very end. Those who love action, light romance, danger, and intricate plots will be sure to enjoy this book.


Lisa Harris said...

Thanks so much for spreading the word about Blood Ransom. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!! Lisa

~Prism~ said...

Looks like a book that I'd want to read. I'll definitely be looking out for it. :)


bluerose_shelnut said...

This doesn't look like my normal type of read, but I will definitely keep an eye out for it.
I like books that open my eyes to things I don't normally think about.

barbjan10 said...

My thoughts were much like yours, Carmen, in your review. We really don't grasp the horrible things that happen in foreign lands because we are too comfortable. It shames me that I don't pray as often or think as often as I should about these things. I'd like to read this book, because I do enjoy learning the cultural and history aspects of a country. Thank you for allowing me to comment. I like your review.

Grace & Peace in Christ,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Carman said...

Lisa~ You're welcome! Thanks for writing such an awesome book, and for everything you do for God's kingdom. :D

prism~ I'm sure you would enjoy it. THanks for commenting!

bluerose~ It isn't my normal read, either, but I sure enjoyed it! I do too. It increases awareness and knowledge. :)

Barb~ Thanks for commenting. I feel the same way! I hope you get to read this book soon!

karenk said...

a fabulous posting/review...thanks for sharing :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Carman said...

karenk~ Thanks! I hope you get to read the book someday. :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow, sounds like this one has a little bit of everything!!

Carman said...

Carrie~ It does! And it's a very good mixture, too. :)

Edna said...

I have read this book and love it

Thanks for the review


Carman said...

Edna~ I'm so glad! It really is a great book. :) Thanks for commenting!