Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fluffy Gumdrops vs. Change of Heart book review & giveaway

If you’re looking for a love story that gives you fluffy gumdrop feelings in your tummy when you’ve turned the last page, you’d better pass on Kathi Macias’ novel, No Greater Love.

But if you crave a gut-stirring, shocking tale about love’s true depth and the atrocities of apartheid in South Africa, No Greater Love should zoom to the top of your tbr stack.

From the back cover: “Orphaned four years earlier when their parents—active in the African National Congress movement against apartheid, were murdered—16-year-old Chioma and her 15-year-old brother Masozi now live and work on an Afrikaner family’s farm.

“When Chioma and Andrew, the farm owners’ son, find themselves attracted to one another, tragedy revisits their lives. Chioma escapes to join the ANC rebel band in her effort to survive and gain revenge for her family and culture. When cultures clash in life-or-death struggles, Chioma must choose between violence and revenge—or forgiveness and selfless love.

“This story of forbidden romance produces an unlikely martyr who is replaced by one even more unlikely.”

Famous author Jerry B. Jenkins says, “Kathi Macias has created a sweeping epic about a land alien to too many; but more important is the crucial nature of the story and its monumental implications. You’ll feel as if you were there.”

Wannabe famous author Jeanette Levellie says, “You will weep and rage over the atrocities of racism, rejoice in the Savior’s overcoming power, and change your definition of love after reading Kathi Macias’ No Greater Love. Be prepared with a box of Kleenex and a comfortable place to read til dawn. ”

Kathi graciously offered to gift a copy of No Greater Love to one of my readers. To enter, please leave a comment and your email address at the end of this post. For an extra entry, become a follower of my blog. If you already follow, add that to your comment for an extra entry. You will have until Saturday, June 19 at midnight to enter.

I will draw the winner and post her/his name on Sunday, June 20.

If you can’t wait and wish to purchase No Greater Love, go here. Believe me, you don’t want to miss this brilliant, heart-changing story.

P.S. Shortly after I scheduled this post I received an email from Kathi that her son Michael was involved in a terrible accident. Yesterday on Facebook she posted that he is out of immediate danger, but on a morphine drip. I'm sure Kathi and her family would appreciate prayers on their behalf.  If you win this drawing, this situation may delay the shipping of your book, but I'm sure you will understand.


  1. Just said a prayer for Kathy and her family. Her books sounds exciting.

  2. Praying for Kathi, Michael and the whole family.

    The book sounds wonderful.
    ~ Wendy

  3. This morning Kathi posted a message on Facebook that Michael is going to make it, but has a long road to recovery. Thank you for all your prayers for this dear family.


  4. I'd love a good read and you know I follow ;-)

    Thank you! and will pray....

  5. Blessings to their family at this time. Sounds like an awesome book. Have a great week Jen. :)

  6. Oh, MY.Thanks for letting me know how I can pray for Kathi.

    You KNOW I will love this book.
    Thanks for helping me add another to the stack!

    Blessings, dear one. Lord willing, Saturday, huh????

    Fill me on in details? LIke when will y'all arrive, etc.????


  7. Oh no. They're in my thoughts and prayers right now.


    This book's details give me shivers. Thanks so much, wannabe famous author Jeanette Levellie. (Tee hee!)

  8. This sounds amazing! Please enter me:)

  9. Thank you all for praying. Michael continues to improve, though in lots of pain. Continued prayers appreciated! I look forward to hearing from you all. Blessings!

  10. Jeanette, first prayers for her son. That is hard. Her book sounds so interesting and good. Thanks for the good review.

  11. Hi Jen -

    I saw a prayer request for Michael on one of the loops. We're praying for him and his family.

    Please enter me in the drawing for this book. I've heard so much about Kathy's writing and would love to read it.

    susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com

    Susan :)

  12. Will be sure and pray.

    Thanks to both of you for doing this, and for sharing about this book.
    I am a happy follower:)

  13. Another WF (wannabe famous) here, Jeanette! Can we start a sisterhood or an Order of Those Who Wish To Hit The Big Time? Ha ha.

    You know I luv you...

  14. So sorry to hear about Kathi's son. Will be praying for him. Love your new profile picture, Jen! Have a blessed weekend! :)

  15. Saying a prayer for Kathi and her son.

    I would love to be entered in this giveaway and thrilled if I won!

    P.S. I am a follower.

  16. Jen:
    I am sorry to hear about Kathi's son. Will be praying.

    Yes, please enter my name in the drawing. cll4him(at)sbc(dot)

    I am one of your followers.


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