Thursday, March 08, 2012

Margaret Daley's Saving Hope ~ Reviewed

Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1
Margaret Daley
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press Fiction (March 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426714289

Book Description:

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.

Review: Saving Hope revolves around a young woman named Kate Winslow, who has started a school called Beacon of Hope for teenage girls that have been forced into prostitution and need help adjusting to a normal life. When one of her girls goes missing, and another one is found murdered, Texas Ranger, Wyatt Sheridan gets involved. In the midst of trying to find those in charge of the human trafficking, Kate and Wyatt develop feelings for each other, but before anything can come of that, they have to face down the evil men who are terrorizing their lives.

I thought this was a good book. It was filled with some suspense, and it was hard to put down, as I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. Child prostitution rings are more prevalent in this world than people realize, and I like that the author brought this topic to our attention. I do wish there would have been more of a focus on the Lord. God was talked about once and a while, as well as trust in Him, but nothing was ever said about the saving Grace we have in Jesus, and that was a bit disappointing. Other than that, I enjoyed it.

Reviewed by: Sarah Porter

Bonus Review:

Margaret Daley pens a story of hope and makes the reader aware of the sex trafficking in America.  Kate Winslow comes from a wealthy family who has high hopes for her life. Running and directing Beacon of Hope School to reach girls on the street stuck in prostitution is not one of their dreams for her. But Kate can’t stand by and watch these innocent girls be kidnapped and forced into a life where they are abused and forced to perform sexual acts where someone gets rich off their bodies.

Wyatt Sheridan becomes aware of Beacon of Hope School when a teenager form the house is missing. Wyatt and Kate work together to discover who is behind this sex ring.

Wyatt has a young daughter who is mom is helping to raise offer the death of his wife. Katie will do anything to protect her girls and to cut their ties to the evil master minds.

I enjoyed this novel, which is the first book in the men of the Texas Ranger series. I was surprised at what lengths these human trafficking businesses will go through to kidnap innocent beautiful young girls and how quickly they set these girls up as a product to be used. It’s sickening. Thanks to Margaret Daley for the review copy of this book. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.

Reviewed by: Nora St.Laurent

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