[CFBA Tour&Review] Blood Ransom by Lisa Harris

Posted 22 April, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Blood Ransom
Zondervan (April 1, 2010)

Lisa Harris


Award-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has more than fifteen novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries.

From Lisa:

Have you ever noticed how God often uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things? In writing Blood Ransom, I wanted my heroes and heroines to be ordinary people, faced with extraordinary circumstances. Chad and Natalie’s lives were changed not only through the challenges they faced, but also through their reliance on God. And when they set off on their journey to the capital to save Joseph’s family, they never imagined that God would call them to a task that was beyond the scope of their own power.

But while this story is fictional, the issue of a modern day slave trade is very real. It is estimated that there are currently more than 27 million slaves on the world today from Africa, to Eastern Europe … to the United States of America. The fact is, we don’t have to travel around the world to see people hurting and exploited. They’re real people we pass every day, living in our neighborhoods, and attending our churches and schools. They’re empty and broken, searching for freedom and hope in an often hopeless world.


Natalie Sinclair is working to eradicate the diseases decimating whole villages in the Republic of Dhambizao when she meets Dr. Chad Talcott, a surgeon on sabbatical from a lucrative medical practice now volunteering at a small clinic.

Meanwhile, things are unraveling in Dhambizao. Joseph Komboli returns to his village to discover rebel soldiers abducting his family and friends. Those that were too old or weak to work lay motionless in the African soil. When Chad and Natalie decide to help Joseph expose this modern-day slave trade—and a high-ranking political figure involved in it—disaster nips at their heels.

Where is God in the chaos? Will Chad, Natalie, and Joseph win their race against time?

Romance and adventure drive Blood Ransom, by Lisa Harris, a powerful thriller about the modern-day slave trade and those who dare to challenge it.

If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of Blood Ransom, go HERE.
My Review:
This is the first book I have read by Lisa Harris. I am VERY pleased with her work! She has a wonderful, wonderful talent. She was able to capture me from the prologue of the book and hold me until the very last page. Wow! My heart was twisted and tugged in so many directions while reading this book, I didn’t know what to do. While I loved all the wonderful, beautiful characters in this book, my heart went out most to young Joseph. He endured such terrible tragedy that I wanted to sit beside him and just hold him and pray for him. But, sadly, I couldn’t. But I did all that in my heart.

I highly recommend this book to everyone. It is one that hits home with the dealings and happenings in Africa. Not always a pretty picture. If you are a supense lover, then this book will be a wonderful one for you. There are twists and turns in every chapter that will leave you guessing and wanting to know the what’s next’s of the story. A magnificent 5 star and two thumbs up start to a new series and I am anxiously awaiting the release of book 2, Blood Covenant in May of 2011!



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