A cynical Special Ops turned Security guy, a naive Christian aide worker, and an embittered young man are brought together in Kabul, Afghanistan. Jeanette explores the issues of culture, religion, and politics with a sensitive, but realistic, touch. Even though the story is fictional, her writing enabled me to see and understand each character's behavior and motivation.
The book portrays the city as teetering on a sharp edge between peace and violence. Small, incremental events, as well as sudden crises, created a growing dread. How could this unbearable tension and conflict be resolved? The climax had me glued to my chair until I ran out of pages.
Veiled Freedom is a must-read book for suspense lovers, as well as those interested in world affairs. I'd read another Jeanette Windle book in a heartbeat.
That sounds like a very intriguing story. I'll add it to my 'want to read' list. Thanks.
I haven't read her books but I've wanted to. She sounds like she comes up with incredible plots, plus she's so knowledgeable.
Thanks for reviewing this! Suspense is awesome. :-)
Sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. Thanks, Susan!
oooh, I love the way you say "The climax had me glued to my chair until I ran out of pages." Makes me want to read it today, Susan!
Plus, I love this author's name.
Hi Lily -
Thanks for commenting. :)
Jeanette's writing and storytelling ability is superb. I know you'd enjoy the book.
Hi Jen -
Yeah, someday I'll be able to say, "I know two famous Jeanette's." :)
Hi Karen -
I especially liked how she got into the characters' hearts. Both her dialogue and internal monologue were compelling.
Hi Jess -
I'm a big suspense fan too. :)
Books usually fall into two categories: character driven or plot driven. I think Jeanette gave us the best of both worlds.
Not sure I crave fame, just enough money to keep me in coffee, cats, and a house cleaning lady.
This sounds like a great book. I just found your blog and I'm glad you are a Christian writer. Thanks, Susan for recommending this book. Please visit my blog and leave a comment at: http://blueridgepoet.blogspot.com
Hi Brenda -
Welcome to my blog! I post here on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
I can't say enough good things about Jeanette's writing. You'd enjoy her book. :)
Hi Jen -
LOL! Whatever your heart desires, I hope you get it. May you never have to mop a floor again.
I can't believe I've never heard of this book before. It sound right up my alley! Thanks for posting about this--I'm going to order it right away!
Hi Shannon -
Thanks for stopping by. :) I post here Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
You might want to look up Jeanette's other titles as well.
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