Tuesday, September 18, 2012


In The Deliverer, Mara has to make some major choices: 1) whether to trust her feelings for Jonathan, despite the fact that she fears men in general; 2) will she risk returning to Mexico to find her family, the very ones who sold her into slavery when she was just a child; 3) will she receive God’s forgiveness and then offer that forgiveness to those who have so viciously hurt and betrayed her?

Lawan is also deeply involved in this final book, as it opens with her winging her way from Thailand and all that is familiar to come and live with the family who adopted her younger sister, Anna. Though still a child herself, Lawan has survived nearly three years in a brothel and feels much shame as a result. Will she be able to bond with her new family and allow God to heal the losses and pain she has sustained in recent years?

Jonathan too has much to deal with, primarily his feelings for Mara. Can he, a Bible college student, establish a deep and meaningful relationship with a young woman who has spent the majority of her life as a sex slave?

At New Hope Digital (newhopedigital.com) you can find study questions for each book in this series and an “ideas and resources” list to help educate readers and enable them to apply what they've learned and become actively involved in this massive and ongoing human tragedy—Trafficking in Persons.

About The Author:

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.

My Review:

I just finished reading this, the last book in the Freedom Series, and in some ways hate to say goodbye to a lot of these characters I have grown to love. This is a wrap up of the first two books.
I would recommend that you read the first two books to really appreciate this hard subject of sex slavery of young girls...some as young as 5 and 6.
We rejoin Mara, she is now saving her money to go to Junior College, and working at the restaurant. She was rescued by the help of Jonathan Flannery, the young man, who was delivery pizza and helped in her rescue. Jonathan and his sister Leah are both now in college. Leah's friend Sarah, who has a big crush on Jonathan, has decided to spend Thanksgiving with the Flannery's instead of her own family. That way she will be closer to Jonathan.
We also travel with Lewan as she comes to the US, and her new family. What a heart breaking life this poor dear girl has had. You really feel yourself pulling for her as she is reunited with her sister Anna, and meeting her new family. Some have already accepted the Lord as their Savior, and others are struggling with all that has happened to them. They are unable to forgive, and receive forgiveness. Don't miss this heartwarming ending to this eye opening series!

I received this book from the Publisher New Hope, and was not required to give a positive review.

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