28 September 2012

Teresa Mathews Reviews Saving hope by Margaret Daley



Saving Hope by Margaret Daley
The Men of the Texas Rangers #1
Abingdon Press, 2012


Reviewed by Teresa Mathews
5 Stars *****

Saving Hope is the first book in Margaret Daley’s The Men of the Texas Rangers series. In this book Margaret delves into the horrors of human trafficking and child prostitution.

Kate Winslow is the Director of Beacon of Hope, a home for young girls who have been forced to sell their bodies. These girls usually have nowhere to go or no one that cares about them. After witnessing a childhood friend that was sold into prostitution and wanting to help her but couldn’t, Kate decided to spend the rest of her life helping young girls in similar situations.

Wyatt Sheridan, Texas Ranger, member of the Child Rescue Task Force, has seen horrors that no person should go through, much less children that are as young as thirteen.  Wyatt is the single father of a beautiful fourteen year old daughter, Maddie, whom he is trying to keep close and safe since his wife was murdered when Maddie was a small child.

When one of the girls comes up missing along with one of the home’s vans, Kate doesn’t want to report it stolen because she knows that Rose must have had a good reason for taking it. Rose was doing so good, she was happy and content at Beacon of Hope, and she had no reason to want to go back to her old life. Will Kate be able to find Rose and help her before it’s too late?

When Wyatt Sheridan is called out to the scene of the murder of a young girl, he is determined to catch the animal that killed this little girl, who is about the same age as Maddie. Since a van from Beacon of Hope is found at the spot where the young girl was left, he starts his investigation there. Wyatt is very impressed with Kate Winslow, and he can see that her concern for these girls is real. There is something about her that makes him want to help her. In the years since his wife was killed he has never even thought about another woman. What is it about Kate that tugs at his heart? Will Wyatt be able to keep Kate and Maddie safe from the people that want to stop him at any cost?

This is a very disturbing subject, children being used for horrible things, and it’s very heartbreaking to think about, but Margaret did a wonderful job with it.  This was definitely a story that held you spellbound until the end because you wanted to see the criminals brought to justice. There are some twists that will surprise you. I can’t wait to read Shattered Silence, the second book in this new series. Thanks Margaret!

*Thanks to Abingdon Press for giving me a copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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25 comments:

  1. AWESOME review, my dear friend! :)

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  2. Thank you Marian, I am proud to call you my friend and my daughter! :)

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  3. Very nice review on a not so very nice subject. I'm glad MARGARET is bringing to light and raising awareness of the atrocities that are perpetrated on children everyday-not only in foreign countries but this one as well (BIGTIME.) So sad...

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  4. DIANA you are so right, it is too horrible to think about but someone has to look out for the children that are being abused.

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  5. People are really getting up in arms over this issue. Thanks for posting this review, Teresa. we had a visitor earlier in the week who wanted this book if she won this week. Blessings!

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  6. Thank you CARRIE, its past time something is done to stop the abuse of children. Maybe the visitor from earlier in the week will win, this is a great book.

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  7. Thank you for this review, Teresa, and thank you, Margaret, for writing about this tough subject. I have a dear friend, Carla Damron, who is also an accomplished author (murder mysteries) and who is also a retired social worker. She worked countless hours to get a law passed in South Carolina this year defining human trafficking and establishing punishments. I'm going to purchase this book for her.

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  8. I would love to win this book! makeighleekyleigh@yahoo.com

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  9. Susan that's wonderful, I'm in West Columbia,I hadn't heard anything about the law. Thanks for sharing that with us. Will have to look it up and I'll have to look for her books also. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  10. MEGAN...Thank for coming by and good luck in the drawing! :)

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  11. Would really love to win,please enter me.Thanks...jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

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  12. JACKIE thanks for coming by, good luck in the drawing. :)

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  13. thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  14. Thank you for this great review Teresa. I imagine from the story line I will be sobbing a lot while reading this book. I can just imagine the horrors these young girls go through. So heart breaking. While this book is fiction..this is going on in real life. I hope to win a copy of this book, but if I don't it definitely is going on my to buy list.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win a book by Margaret!!
    Love her books!
    Jackie S.

    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  16. Can't wait to read this one...got my attention right from the start. Keep up the awesome reviewing and God Bless!

    jerichosdragon@yahoo.com

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  17. APPLE BLOSSOM, good luck in the drawing.

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  18. Yes JUDY, you are so right, it is horrible when you think about what is happening in the world today.

    Good luck in the drawing.

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  19. JACKIE, Margaret is one of my favorite authors too! Good luck in the drawing.

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  20. MARILYN thanks and good luck in the drawing! :)

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  21. A good interview, but so awful to know that the subject of the book is real. I just read Deliver Me From Evil, by Kathi Macias ,and it breaks your heart as I'm sure this one will do. I would like to win Margaret's book. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  22. MAXIE the good part about the book is it was fiction. The sad part was it is happening in our country.Good Luck in the drawing. :)

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  23. Thanks for the review. Such an important story to tell.

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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