Friday, November 16, 2018

"Chosen People" by Robert Whitlow BookTour and GiveAway

About the Book

Book: Chosen People  
Author: Robert Whitlow  
Genre: Legal Drama  
Release Date: November 6, 2018  
Publisher: HarperCollins

Bestselling author Robert Whitlow dives deep into the legal ramifications of a tragic event half a world away and how it affects two lawyers in Atlanta from vastly different backgrounds. When Hana Abboud walked into the conference room, she was unprepared for the images of a horrific terrorist attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. But after watching a courageous mother sacrifice her life to save her four-year-old daughter, Hana knew she needed to help attorney Jakob Brodsky represent the family’s pursuit of justice against those who perpetrate acts of violent jihad. As an Arab Israeli lawyer trained at Hebrew University, Hana is uniquely qualified to step into the gap. But they need a third partner, an investigator on the ground to help them unravel the snake pit of connections between the terrorists and an organization or company that can be sued in the American courts. Hana returns home to Israel and meets with investigator Hamid Hasan who quickly becomes more than a crucial part of the litigation team. As Jakob and Hana investigate the case in the US, he is stalked on the streets of Atlanta by affiliates of a terrorist organization. Their pursuit of truth can only be resolved where it began: the streets of Jerusalem. But who can they trust? How deep does deceit go? Can two lawyers and a shadowy investigator impact the kind of violence and terror that has become common in our broken world?

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My Review
"Chosen People" by Robert Whitlow is a story about a young mother who sacrificed her life to save her  daughter. It is also a story about terrorists and a lawyer that tries to find out if the attack was a lone act or part of a group. It is also a love story.

The scenes are written so very well that the reader knows the author knows his material. I really liked the descriptions of the area because I want to go to Jerusalem some day but I don't see that happening so I pretend I'm there when I'm reading books that are written as well as " Chosen People" is.

I have to say that I really loved that the little girl that was saved by her mother was named Sadie.  

I like that the story wasn't just a story but it also lets the reader see into the character's hearts and feel the character's feelings. 

I really thought I knew how it was going to play out between Sadie's father and Hana, the Arab lawyer,  but I am happy to say I was wrong and the ending is much better  then I have it going.

This story is really about the hatred of Jews and that God is keeping His promise to them and bringing them back to Israel.

In the story, Hana is reminded of the Scripture Isaiah 12:2 " Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, The Lord Himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation."  She also was reminded that Daniel spent a night in the lion's den, Paul was whipped and beaten. She was reminded that sometimes God delivered people from danger and other times he was with them as they passed through it.

I recommend this book if you like a realistic novel about terrorist attacks and lawyers.  I didn't want to put this book down untill the last page and then I wanted to keep reading more. 

This was the first book that I have read by Robert Whitlow, but I can honesty say it will not be my last. 

There was one scene while reading it that I thought ok I don't like this book but I am glad it wasn't the way it seemed at all.  This scene just proved to me, that sometimes things aren't the way they appeared and you have to hold on and have faith that all things work for the good, yes even in fiction that is so real life.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author

Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. Website:, Twitter: @whitlowwriter, Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks

Guest Post from Robert

Inside the Story

Chosen People—a title that reflects both the Biblical designation for the Jewish nation as well as converted Christians—opens during a terrorist attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem. A courageous mother sacrifices her life to save her young daughter, leaving behind a grieving husband and a motherless child. Whitlow’s many trips to Israel and his in-depth research into the culture and laws of the Holy City are evident throughout the story. Furthermore, his experience as a lawyer gives him keen insight into the mind of his main character Hanna Abboud, an Arab Christian Israeli lawyer working in Atlanta. “This book provides a unique perspective to this region and its peoples through the eyes of an Arab Christian who believes that the faithfulness of God and truths of the Bible are unshakable realities,” says Whitlow. “This viewpoint is rarely expressed, yet it is one that needs and deserves to be heard so that it can become part of our framework for understanding this vital part of the world and the people who live there.”

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To celebrate his tour, HarperCollins is giving away a grand prize of three finished Robert Whitlow books (to be chosen by the publisher)!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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