I am so very excited to be able to be part of Kathi Macia's Virtual Book Tour. Although she has authored more than 20 books, this is the first one I have read, and I promise you, it certainly won't be the last!
If I had to sum up "No Greater Love" in one word, it would be "incredible"! Kathi has taken the hardship and pain of those involved in the apartheid-era of South Africa and brought it alive throughout the pages of this novel.
This story grabbed me and held me captive until the end. It was edgy and raw and the characters were so realistic that I had to remind myself more than once that this was a novel and not a true story. Even knowing that, I couldn't help but hold my breath and even tearing up at times.
The main characters are amazinly realistic. Chioma captured my heart and will be staying with me for a long time. She is one of those characters that has had a real impact on my outlook and what I have to be thankful for.
"No Greater Love" is definitely one of the best books I've read this month. Make sure to add this to your must reads list - I highly recommend it!!
Author: Kathi Macias
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Genre: Christian, Fiction, General
Synopsis (from back of the book):
"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."
About the Author:
To learn more about Kathi you can visit her official website, read her blog and you can find her on Facebook.
This book was supplied by Pump Up Your Book for me to honestly review.