Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Congo Dawn" by Jeanette Windle

As child of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Currently based in Lancaster, PA, Jeanette has lived in six countries and traveled in more than thirty on five continents. Those experiences have birthed 16 international intrigue titles, including bestselling Tyndale House Publishers release Veiled Freedom, a 2010 ECPA Christian Book Award and Christy Award finalist and sequel Freedom's Stand, a 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award and Carol Award finalist and 2011 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year finalist. Check out author interviews, reviews, and more at Jeanette's website: www.jeanettewindle.com

"Congo Dawn" by Jeanette Windle gets 4 stars from me. It was written well but it wasn't my type of book until about half way through the book. I have to admit that I struggled with what rating to give this book but when I finished the book I liked it as a whole.
 This book is about minerals that is discovered in the Congo and betrayal. Joseph was born in the Congo and went to America to college and while he was he told his employer about the minerals in the Congo. Joseph wanted to help his fellow company men but his employer was greedy. Joseph tries to stop the thief of these minerals by blowing on the mine and the employers send in Robin and other Ares Solutions. Ares Solutions is helped by Wamba, the crooked government of the Congo. Robin is an ex Marine who is there because she believes the Ares Solutions agents are there to help get the mine running to help the Congolese people. But almost immediately Robin runs into Dr.Micheal Stewart, a man who she believed was going to ask her to marry him and  then lied to her five years ago and caused her brother to die. Robin is on this assignment to get the bonus money to help pay for an operation that will save her neice's life. Robin  is always trying to help the victims but as  learns the truth, she puts her life in danger to help the victims. Robin's learns  that God does love but that He has to let people suffer the results of their choices to make them as gold. I was surprised at some of the things that she learned from Miriam's, Micheal's sister, a victim about forgiveness. These are all messages that all Christians need to know and understand.
Will Robin be saved in time? Will Robin learn the truth about Dr.Micheal Stewart? I believe I will leave that to you to discover for yourself.
If you like mystery and suspense with a little bit of a love triangle then this is a book for you!
I received this book from www.bookfun.org to read and post my honest opinion.

This book can be brought at http://www.amazon.com/Congo-Dawn-Jeanette-Windle/dp/1414371586/ref=la_B001JRXN9I_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364302776&sr=1-1
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Judy said...

Good review Debbie! You did the best you could with a book you weren't fond of. So happy you didn't hurt this author with a bad review.

Judy B

Debbie Curto said...