Thursday, April 29, 2010

Book Review: No Greater Love by Kathi Macias

No Greater Love (Extreme Devotion)I had never heard of Kathi Macias before, so when I saw this book, I wasn't sure if I would like it. Well, after reading it, I can say: I LOVED IT! I can't believe I have picked up so many first novels lately that are so good. There's The Help by Kathryn Stockett, A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin, and The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey. Since these books have been so good, I'm looking forward to seeing what they will come up with next. Lots of talent out there!

No Greater Love by Kathi Macias takes place in South Africa, 1989. Apartheid is a fact of every day life, affecting the lives of all the blacks and colored people of that country and causing untold tragedy to many. I learned so much about this time in history while reading this book, yet it was by no means a dry historical novel. Mrs. Macias wove the facts into the story seamlessly and crafted characters who were interesting as well as "real". I didn't want to put this one down!

More than Conquerors (Extreme Devotion)This is book #1 of the Extreme Devotion Series. I will be reviewing #2, More Than Conquerors, next month. I'm sure it will be just as good as this one. Kathi Macias is an author to watch!

I received this book from Pump Up Your Book! for a blog tour.

(I received no monetary compensation for writing this review. All opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own.)


Carrie said...

Well, well, with such high praise....!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the great review of Kathi's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it.