Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Review - No Greater Love by Kathi Macias

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, in the violent upheaval prior to ANC leader Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 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.
"…Kathi Macias has created a sweeping epic about a land alien to too many, but more important is the crucial nature of the story and its monumental implications. You’ll feel as if you were there." Jerry B. Jenkins, bestselling author of the Left Behind series
My Review:
This book pulled me in on page one and did not let me go until the very end. I found myself sneaking in a few pages any chance I had. It's a truly suspenseful read, but it's also touching and heartbreaking. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried (pregnancy emotions have nothing to do with it).
My twin brothers served LDS missions in South Africa from 1992-1994. This book was set just a few years previous to their service. They'd told me many sad and scary stories, but this book truly put me in the middle of the horrors of apartheid. I recommend everyone read this story. It's so well-written and intense you won't want to put the book down, but it will also touch your heart and teach you many important lessons.
Special Offer from Kathi Macias:
Buy No Greater Love on Amazon today or tomorrow, April 27th & 28th, e-mail Kathi - alandkathi@ca.rr.com - and she will send you a free copy of More Than Conquerors (Book Two in the Extreme Devotion Series).


  1. Thanks for the wonderful review of Kathi's book. I loved this one. I can't wait to read the next in the series.


  2. I agree, Cheryl. What an amazing book. I've already started More Than Conquerors!


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