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Betrayed – Around The World In 80 Books #42

Setting: Guatemala Time Period: Modern Day When I began my journey with the “Around The World In 80 Books” reading challenge, I learned very quickly to appreciate authors who dig into out of the way settings. One of those authors is Jeanette Windle, and her novel, “Betrayed,” is set in the country of Guatemala. When…

The Missionary – Around The World In 80 Books #41

Setting: Carcas, Venezuela Time Period: Modern Day “The Missionary” by William Carmichael and David Lambert is one of the most page turning, suspenseful books I’ve read this year. It follows a complex plot of missionary, David, and how he unknowingly got caught up in a drug cartel’s plan to assassinate the president of Venezuela, the…

Until We Reach Home – Around The World In 80 Books #40

Setting: Sweden and Chicago, USA Time Period: 1897 Every time I read one of Lynn Austin’s books, I’m blown away by how powerful and deep her stories are. No matter what setting or time period, her novels transport you back in time in such a real, life like way. In this case, “Until We Reach…

Windrush – Around The World In 80 Books #39

Setting: Burma Time Period: 1849 You’ve heard about books that have a “rags to riches” theme, right? Well, this book had a “riches to rags” story line. With the death of Jack’s  father, his mother decides it’s time to reveal that he was actually an illegitimately born son and send him off to the lowest…

The Alabaster Cross – Around The World In 80 Books #38

Setting: Amazon Basin, Brazil Time Period: 1970 The Alabaster Cross isn’t just a story, it’s a reality many people live and a powerful example of how you can change for the better when you face the past. Set in the 1970’s, Bryan Whittaker feels like a failure in life and decides to do something about…

Sword Of Peace – Around The World In 80 Books #37

Setting: Netherlands Time Period: 1531 What would you do if religion cost you your family? In the Netherlands in 1531, that could very well be the case if you weren’t Catholic. “Sword of Peace” by Louisa M. Bauman follows the religious climate in Amsterdam with a story about a young Catholic woman, her Protestant friend…

Last Chance – Around The World In 80 Books #36

Setting: Afghanistan and Mexico Time Period: Modern Day “Last Chance” by V.B. Tenery was a short novella that began as a military action in Afghanistan and ended as a romance in Mexico. The main character is Chance Crawford, a former Marine gone CIA. He’s gone on a mission in Afghanistan to retrieve a Taliban chief,…

Welcome to Isaiah’s Legacy Blog Hop – Stop #18 & #19

1 Week ~ 24 Blogs ~ 3 Incredible Prizes! Learn a little about Isaiah’s Legacy and enter multiple giveaways while picking up CLUES at each stop. Compile all the clues, submit the final PHRASE at the last stop, and you’ll be entered to win one of 3 Grand Prizes! What are the prizes? They’re completely…

Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure – Around The World In 80 Books #35

Setting: Budapest, Hungry Time Period: WWII I’ve read a lot of books set in WWII, but of them all, “Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure” is probably the most unique. Author Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson takes you to Hungry and tells a story of family, illness and deception as the Nazi invades Budapest. With the war closing in on…

With Every Letter – Around The World In 80 Books #34

Setting: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco Time Period: 1942 I’ve read my share of WWII books, but this one was so different, the story line so original and themes so deep it captivated me. If I didn’t have a work project in need of my attention while I was in the middle of this book, I would…