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22 April 2010

Book Tour & Review: No Greater Love by Kathi Macias


Title: No Greater Love
Author: Kathi Macias
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication Date: April 5, 2010
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN: 978-1596692770
Genre: Fiction/Christian/General

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About 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.

My Review:

No Greater Love
is the first novel in Kathi Macias' Extreme Devotion series and it is a captivating debut, which will grab the reader's attention and tug at the reader's heart from the beginning until the last page. Macias brings the reader to the harrowing times of a deeply divided country, nearing the end of apartheid in South Africa, filled with oppression, segregation, degradation as well as strong characters, strong leaders, and unwavering faith. The reader gains insights into apartheid through the victims of apartheid, the freedom fighters, and the Afrikaners. An orphaned girl, her martyred father's journal, and the gift of a Bible help spread the word that Christianity and apartheid cannot co-exist. No Greater Love is told with vivid imagery, flowing prose, realistic characters, and the reader will be swept away with by Chioma's resilience, Andrew's questioning of right and wrong, Themba's brutality, and the Vorster's faith. Macias tells the tale through various sets of eyes, and while they are all of different stations each has a deep love for their country of South Africa. No Greater Love is an astonishingly beautiful tale of the brutality of apartheid and the grace of faith.

About the Author:

No Greater Love Join Kathi Macias, author of the Contemporary/International Thriller, No Greater Love (New Hope Publishers, April 2010), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in April 2010 on her fourth virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion!
About Kathi Macias

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 and at her blog.


Kathi Macias’s NO GREATER LOVE TIME VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR ‘10 officially began on April 5 and will end on April 30. You can visit Kathi’s blog stops at www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com during the month of April to find out more about this great book and talented author!

I received a complimentary copy of No Greater Love by Kathi Macias from Pump Up Your Book Promotion as part of the tour. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.

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3 comments:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thank you for another good review.

Bill ;-)

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the excellent review of Kathi's book. It's very powerful and has received many great reviews during her tour.

Readers can view a video trailer for this book on YouTube and can follow Kathi's tour all month long at http://virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/.

Thanks again for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed this book.

Cheryl

Kathi Macias said...

Thank you for this excellent review! I look forward to hearing from your readers.