Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No Greater Love by Kathi Macias

My Review:

In one word I'd say, "WOW!" I've read many of Kathi's books and this one is just plain G-O-O-D. Macias draws you in from the first page. You won't want to put it down till to find out the outcome. This is the first book in Macias' Extreme Devotion series; however, they are stand-alones. You don't have to read them in any order. I have More than Conquerors that I'm dying to get started on for review in May, but have a few books I have to finishes for reviews that come first. So I'm on hold, but No Greater Love was awesome. You'll hurt and feel the pain as Chioma (16) goes through life struggling to find out what it truly right. Macias just makes you think you're right there with Chioma fighting for survival. There's a thread of history, romance, race relations, interracial and Christianity, but in the end there is No Greater Love...
John 15:13 "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Read Author Interview Here.

Note from Cheryl, tour coordinator:
Readers can view a video trailer for the book at YouTube
. They can also follow Kathi's tour all month long by visiting http://virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/

Thanks again. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

Read Edna's review of the book here

Forbidden romance, an unlikely martyr, and an even more unlikely hero. Orphaned four years earlier when their parents, active in the African National Congress ANC movement against Apartheid, were murdered, 16-year-old Chioma and her 15-year-old brother Masozi now live and work on an Afrikaner family’s farm. When Chioma and Andrew, the farm owner’s son, find themselves attracted to one another, tragedy revisits their lives. Chioma escapes to join an ANC rebel band in her effort to survive and gain revenge for her family and culture. When cultures clash in life-or-death struggles, Chioma must choose between violence and revenge or forgiveness and selfless love. Loosely based on historical events and set near Pretoria, South Africa, just prior to the setting of the popular movie Invictus, during the violent upheaval prior to ANC leader Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and his ascendance to the presidency of South Africa, this story of forbidden romance produces an unlikely martyr who is replaced by one even more unlikely.

1989 was not a good year to fall in love—at least not in South Africa, and certainly not with a white man. Chioma had fought it with every ounce of her being, but there it was, literally, in black and white.
Chioma hated whites, and that included Andrew—except that Chioma also loved him. And that made her dilemma even worse.
But at least she had never admitted to him—or anyone else—how she felt, nor did she have any intention of doing so. And yet, the way he looked at her, she could not help but wonder if he knew—and if he felt the same about her.
It was ridiculous, of course, even to think such a thing about a white man, but if it were true, she could only hope he would never be foolish enough to say anything about his feelings—to her or anyone else. Not only would a relationship between them be nearly impossible, but it would be dangerous as well. And Chioma already had enough danger in her life; she certainly did not need to look for more.

Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer and radio show host who has authored 30 books and ghostwritten several others. 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.
You can find Kathi online at http://www.kathimacias.com/ and at her blog http://kathieasywritermacias.blogspot.com/

A copy of this book was provided for review by Virtual Book tours
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Cheryl said...

Thanks for the lovely review of Kathi's book. It has been very popular during her tour.

Readers can view a video trailer for the book at YouTube. They can also follow Kathi's tour all month long by visiting http://virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/.

Thanks again. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.


Edna said...

Great Review Abi, I did this on April 1, Kathi is a sweetie, I hope to get to do more of her books, I have both books also


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This sounds so wonderfully good! Thanks for the review!