Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Promised Land by Robert Whitlow January 27, 2020

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 6:29 pm
Tags: ,

Promise-Land-FB-Banner.jpg

About the Book

Promised-Land-cover-197x300.png
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-300x200.jpg

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: www.robertwhitlow.com; Twitter: @whitlowwriter; Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks

Read an Excerpt

Click here to read an excerpt of the book.

Blog Stops

Genesis 5020, January 27
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 27
Inklings and notions, January 28
deb’s Book Review, January 28
Texas Book-aholic, January 29
For Him and My Family, January 30
CarpeDiem, January 30
Christian bookaholic, January 31
Mary Hake, January 31
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, February 1
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 2
Blogging With Carol, February 2
Daysong Reflections, February 3
A Good Book and Cup of Tea, February 3
For the Love of Literature, February 4
Betti Mace, February 5
Hallie Reads, February 5
By The Book, February 6
SPLASHES of Joy, February 7
Bigreadersite, February 7
Pause for Tales, February 8
Emily Yager, February 8
Locks, Hooks and Books, February 9

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, Christianbook.com or your favorite retailer.

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

 

 

 

Review and Giveaway: Chosen People by Robert Whitlow November 8, 2018

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 11:58 am
Tags: ,

chosen people FB banner_edited-1

About the Book

Chosen People

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?

 

Click here to purchase your copy!

 

About the Author

Robert whitlowRobert 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: robertwhitlow.com, 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.”

Blog Stops

Just the Write Escape, November 8

Genesis 5020, November 8

Multifarious, November 9

Real World Bible Study, November 9

The Power of Words, November 9

The Becca Files, November 10

Bibliophile Reviews, November 10

C Jane Read, November 11

Caffeinated Christian Raves – N – Reviews, November 11

Book by Book, November 11

Margaret Kazmierczak, November 12

By The Book, November 12

All-of-a-kind Mom, November 13

Painting with Words, November 13

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, November 13

Simple Harvest Reads, November 14 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)

Robin is Bookish, November 14

Texas Book-aholic, November 15

Moments, November 15

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 16

Mary Hake, November 16

Janices book reviews, November 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 17

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, November 18

Christian Bookaholic, November 18

Carpe Diem, November 19

Stephanie’s Life of Perseverance, November 19

A Baker’s Perspective, November 20

Inklings and notions, November 20

Bigreadersite, November 21

For The Love of Books, November 21

Giveaway

56dd24ed-3509-4114-afc7-774eeefdac31

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. https://promosimple.com/ps/d73a/chosen-people-celebration-tour-giveaway

My thoughts:

A lot of times I will request to review a book and it’s a couple of months until I actually do review it. Such was the case with this book. As I read the backcover copy to remind myself what this book was about I wondered why I wanted to read it. But I opened it up and began reading…and didn’t put it down for a long time.

This book is very good.

I appreciated all of the diversity in cultures in the characters. That was a driving component of this book. I will say sometimes I felt like it was pointed out redundantly but it didn’t take away from the overall enjoyment of this book.

It is very timely, with the issues our world is dealing with but brings it to a much more real level as it relates to one family.

Overall, I highly recommend this book, a very interesting read.

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

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