20 October 2015

A Rebel in Jericho (The Jericho Resistance) by Mimi Milan

A Rebel in Jericho (The Jericho Resistance)
by Mimi Milan.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Suspense, Romance, Clean Read.
Publication: October 4th 2015 by Eaton House.
After years of preparing for marriage, Catalina Santé is interested in little more than making a good match. And why not? She's young, beautiful, educated... everything a wealthy man should want. However, a tragic accident will leave her with less than a marriage proposal - she's fighting for her very life!

Matthew Martin spends most of his time just trying to fit into American society. It's one of the reasons he became a deputy. Willing to risk it all in order to protect Catalina, he can't imagine what that entails... until she's abducted and sold to a Mexican saloon, where a border battle rages between two towns.

Can love and faith survive in such a harsh place? Will Matthew even be able to save Catalina?

*Please note:

This book is the first of several in the historical suspense series, The Jericho Resistance, which attempts to fight modern day slavery. Twenty percent of all proceeds from this book will be used for such purpose. The end goal is to donate 100% of all earnings from the last book to fight human trafficking. Your support for this cause is greatly appreciated. Thank you for caring!

Subjects: Historical, suspense, inspirational, Christian, clean read, multicultural, ethnic, Mexico, Mexican American, Texas, border, WWI, thriller, action, romance.

See what other readers are saying about A REBEL IN JERICHO:

“Romance, intrigue and danger! It’s an exciting adventure as the reader joins Catalina on her perilous journey through the underbelly of Mexico’s dark side.” – Patricia Highton

“A delightful blend of drama, romance, and self-discovery.” – Tiffany Matus

Reviewed by Kelly

Expect a broad range of emotions to cross you if you read this book. With the premise of finding love for Catalina all the way to human trafficking and murder it’s hard to keep a straight face. I shed some tears and was grateful for a Happily Ever After but with a promise of more to come to this story. There is a strong Christian base to the story. I found my heart beating very hard and trying to read fast to make sure that Catalina came to no sexual harm while she was at Jericho as she was taken there against her will. She was sometimes hurt physically but not severely. She had a benefactor, whom she didn’t know, who paid to keep her clean of sexual harm. Catalina’s spirit was strong and she found herself pushing the limits of her captures often.

Matthew is a good man. But there is prejudice against Mexicans of which he is half. So he is used to some prejudice. He is a law man. He agrees to escort Catalina to her grandparents’ home in Mexico to keep her safe until she is cleared of wrong doing when she accidently kills the man Catalina thought would marry her. He was evil. His family is evil. So she leaves with Matthew. Along the way, they find friendship and maybe more. When they find themselves ambushed and she is taken to Jericho where she is a prisoner everything falls apart. Matthew was shot and was recovering on a ranch nearby. He knew he needed to find her. He also found he needed help and he took Catalina’s advice and prayed.

There is a lot of action, a lot of twists and turns, a lot of surprises, and a great deal of sadness in the story. The book is clean but has violence. I wouldn’t want to live in those times. Very scary! I also understand human trafficking still exists today and it breaks my heart. This story gives a little bit of hope that someone is fighting for them.

She had fooled herself into thinking that she was an exemplary Christian because she tried to be a good person, volunteering in the soup kitchen or assisting her mother with whatever charity case the women's knitting circle took up. Her mother had touted "faith without works is dead" so much that she had created a routine to be a good "Christian" - without every truly knowing God! He had been little more than a prayer at mealtimes or the subject of Sunday sermons.

Mimi Milan spent two decades scribbling away in notebooks before realizing that her life’s calling was to write. So she returned from Mexico and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Film. She currently resides in the suburbs of Charlotte, making time for God, family and imaginary friends.

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