Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sabotaged - A Review


A Review

As a former professor, I think tests are great.  Let me give one - but I will include my own answers.

    1. Do you enjoy mysteries? YES
    2. Do you enjoy drama? YES
    3. Do you enjoy Christian books? YES
    4. Do you enjoy a hint of romance? YES

If you, like I did, answered “YES” to each of these questions, you will likely enjoy Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey.  

Kirra Jacob’s cousin has been kidnapped in order to coerce her uncle to take part in some unknown criminal activity.  Saving her cousin and discovering the nature of her uncle’s involvement in the criminal plot provide the plot for a great adventure.  Following the Iditarod Sled Race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, provides the scenic backdrop for the story.  The descriptive action along that route, and throughout other Alaskan landmarks provide an opportunity for the reader to virtually visit territory generally unreachable by the average reader.  Keeping Google and Wikipedia close at hand will provide tools to further explore and appreciate a state that for most is inaccessible - but full of beauty and history, none the less.  

The Christian heritage brought by the McKenna family to the story allows the writer to weave, unobtrusively, the Christian faith into this 330+ page book.  And along with the rebuilding of faith that comes as Kirra moves from the brokenness she experienced following a rape several years earlier to understanding both God’s and a man’s love we get a sense of how God’s grace can work in the most broken of us.

With the Iditarod Dog Sled Race arriving soon, Sabotaged might provide the perfect late Winter, early Spring read as we await the arrival of green grass and red robins.  

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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