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Last Chance for Justice
B&H Books (May 1, 2013)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 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. She won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and was the 2011 Author of the Year from BooksandAuthors.net. Her novel set in China, Red Ink, was named Golden Scrolls 2011 Novel of the Year and was also a Carol Award Finalist; her October 2012 release, Unexpected Christmas Hero, was named 2012 Book of the Year by BookandAuthors.net. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband.
Kathi is passionate about The Voice of the Martyrs and Open Doors. To learn more about the persecuted church, please visit VOM’s website and Open Doors Website.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared.
Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.
Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.
It isn't long before Rachel has two men -- a handsome CPA and the youth pastor -- seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn's attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.
As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Last Chance for Justice, go HERE.
MY THOUGHTS-This book was very different from Kathi's normal style of writing. I guess I am just so used to her writing stories that deal with very delicate and sensitive subjects that this one came as a surprise to me. But it was a surprise in a good way. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and meeting all the quirky characters of Bloomfield made for a fun read. You might cry with Lynn, laugh with Rachel or even feel a little bit sorry for Jason. And of course you can't forget Beasley:)
This was a good read and I think it would be a great gift for any woman. Younger women will feel the camaraderie of Rachel trying to help her mother get over her husbands death while still trying to find her own way in life. And the older more mature women will immediately relate to Lynn who thoroughly loved her husband and doesn't know what to do without him but she is striving to go on and help her daughter. You will feel the pain and struggles these women go through and the simple joys of easier small town living. A wonderful read Kathi!
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**