Willow by Ronie Kendig
⇒ Book Name Willow
⇒ Author Ronie Kendig
⇒ Publisher Task Force Press
Series: The Metcalfes #2
Publisher: Task Force Press
Release Date: April 22, 2022
Genre: Clean with faith elements, Romantic Suspense
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⇒ Book 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 Obiora 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.
This is an excellent book. While the author takes a deep dive into human trafficking, she does it with grace. I will admit that because of the subject matter, this book was hard to read. As it should be. Human trafficking is a painful topic, and I was more than glad to be uncomfortable as I read this brilliant display of hope shining through the broken pieces. Willow and Chiji are changing the world, one person at a time. I connected with Willow’s desire to be needed and Chiji’s fierce love for his sister. The story is well crafted and allows the reader to see more than two people learning to move in God’s will. This is a story of brokenness and strength. Tenderness and finding hope even when all seems lost. Highly recommend. I received a copy of this book through JustReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.