Friday, April 22, 2022

WILLOW by Ronie Kendig, Reviewed by Kim #ReleaseDay

I have been waiting for this series for what feels like forever, and once I heard that Chiji, from the TOX Files, was going to be the male character, I was doubly excited to read it! Not only was I hoping for a cameo from TOX, my absolute most favorite character of Ms. Kendig’s, I was so ready for Chiji to have his own story!

While this story deals with human trafficking and, at times, is hard to read as Ms. Kendig does not try to make things pretty, I loved Chiji and Willow and their strength that helped them get through this harrowing time. I loved how they helped and relied on each other and all the times they sacrificed to help others in need. But, mostly I loved Chiji’s reliance on God and how he explained things to Willow. And wow, does this story make me want to read Range’s story!

Willow is the fourth story that I’ve read in the last few years that deals with this heartbreaking subject and these stories, while fictional, have really made me realize how bad this is in our world and how many people are suffering. I’ve never felt the need more to help these charities and I am so thankful that there are people giving their time, money, and lives to help those that are trafficked and trying to stop this horrific problem.

While this is the second book in this series, it easily reads as a standalone. I am so looking forward to reading the rest of stories in The Metcalfes series!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book. I also purchased my own copy. The faith thread is medium

BackCover Blurb:
To save her, he must become the evil he fights.

Aftercare specialist Willow Metcalfe joined Mission: Liberate Everyone to help trafficking survivors navigate the healing process. When MiLE’s Obioma Compound is attacked by the Nigerian mafia, she’s taken hostage. Against nightmarish odds, she and the victims attempt an escape—and are thwarted.

A decade after leaving his beloved homeland, Chijioke “Chiji” Okorie returns to find his sister and fight for his own country. Believing a global trafficking ring behind her abduction and a string of kidnappings across Nigeria, he goes undercover to find the head of the serpent and his sister. Chiji is stunned to discover among the hostages a familiar face—a friend’s sister, Willow. The woman he vowed years ago to marry.

The man who has interfered with her escape attempts seems … familiar, kind—but Willow knows better. He reeks of the warrior ethos that has devoured many a good man. Engaged in an impossible battle and losing at every turn, Chiji is determined to complete his missions—all of them. Even if it kills him.

More Metcalfe Family thrillers:
The Metcalfes
Book 1: Stone
Book 2: Willow
Book 3: Range (coming soon)
Book 4: Brooke (coming soon)

Buy Willow in digital ebook at Amazon

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