Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Virtual Book Tour & Review: No Greater Love by Kathi Macias

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!!

No Greater Love
Author: Kathi Macias
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
ISBN: 978159669277
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:

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.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the superb review of Kathi's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. This first book in her Extreme Devotion series has been met with only positive reviews during the tour, so I am looking forward to promoting the second book next month. I read this book, but haven't read the second one yet, and am eager to do so.

    Thanks again for the wonderful review and for posting the trailer. It's nice to see those extras up there.




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