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Promised Land by Robert Whitlow January 27, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 6:29 pm
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About the Book

Book: Promise Land
Author: Robert Whitlow
Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Legal Drama
Release Date: January 14, 2020

With historical mysteries, religious intrigue, and political danger, Promised Land asks one momentous question: what if your calling puts you—and your family—in the crosshairs?

Despite their Israeli citizenship, Hana and Daud cannot safely return to their homeland because a dangerous terrorist ring is threatening Daud. Hana is perfectly fine remaining in the United States, working for a law firm in Atlanta, especially when she learns she’s pregnant. But Daud can’t shake the draw to return home to Israel, even if it makes him a walking target.

Hana is helping her boss plan a huge Middle East summit in Atlanta when Jakob Brodsky, her old friend and former co-litigator, asks for her help with a current case. His client is attempting to recover ancient artifacts stolen from his Jewish great-grandfather by a Soviet colonel at the end of World War II. Because the case crosses several national borders, he knows he needs Hana’s knowledge and skill to get to the bottom of what happened to these precious artifacts.

Meanwhile, Daud is called in to help a US intelligence agency extract a Ukrainian doctor from a dangerous situation in Egypt. While overseas, he can’t resist the call of Jerusalem and thus sets off a series of events that puts thousands of people in danger, including his wife and unborn child.

Bestselling author Robert Whitlow explores the meaning of family and home—and how faith forms the identity of both—in this breathtaking follow-up to Chosen People.

Click here to get your copy.

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 JD 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

Read an Excerpt

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My thoughts:

I have some mixed feelings about this book. I read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it. But for me, at times, this book felt disjointed. So many different parts.

There were times I was completely caught up in the book and drawn into the story and characters and other times I wondered why this was part of the story.

A few things bothered me that seemed too far out of reach for me to believe, like a married woman having dinner with an unmarried man and his child who adores her. This would not be a safe thing for a woman to do or healthy for the child. However, Hana did come see this had become an issue for the child, so I was glad for that.

Also, as a teacher, I had to chuckled out loud when Ben said if his daughter didn’t get her homework done he would write her a letter to excuse her. No teacher would ever accept that as okay, however, many parents might try to do this.

Like I said, there were very interesting parts to this book but it wasn’t something I loved because there was so much going on that didn’t seem connected. Eventually I did make connections but it took a really long time for me.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own.




One Response to “Promised Land by Robert Whitlow”

  1. A coworker of mine loves Robert Whitlow’s books. I will have to tell her there’s a new one.

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