Monday, February 27, 2012

Saving Hope by Margaret Daley

Saving Hope
by Margaret Daley
Men of the Texas Rangers, Book 1
Contemporary Christian Fiction / Suspense / Romance
Available March 2012
Abingdon Press
336 pages



About the Book
When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.  

Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.

My Thoughts
In Saving Hope, Margaret Daley writes a realistic portrayal of human trafficking into a story filled with hope. Kate and Wyatt come from completely different backgrounds, but each still carries baggage that has helped shaped who they are. Intent on helping young girls escape their lifestyle of prostitution and sex trafficking, they find themselves working together when one of Kate's girls runs away from the group home that she runs.

Kate and Wyatt are the perfect team. They balance each other nicely, and sparks fly from the very beginning. The girls that live at Kate's group home are fascinating as well. Margaret weaves in bits and pieces of their stories throughout the book, which adds an element of realism to this story. While there are quite a few characters in the story, I had no trouble keeping up with them all.

Margaret is an incredible suspense writer as well. I began having suspicions about one of the "bad guys" but the other one was a complete surprise. Things came to a satisfying conclusion but never felt rushed or confusing.

The more I learn about human trafficking, the more unbelievable it is to me that slavery still exists in this day and age. I appreciate the way Margaret tackled such a difficult and sensitive topic. I know I will continue thinking about this book long after reading the last page.

I look forward to reading the next installment of this series, which is slated for release in September 2012. [4 stars]

I received a free copy of this book from Abingdon Press via Net Galley in exchange for my fair and honest review.

About the Author
Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines.

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