Saturday, February 8, 2020

Review and Excerpt: Promised Land by Robert Whitlow

About the Book

Book:  Promise Land
Author: Robert Whitlow
Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Legal Drama
Release Date: January 14, 2020

With historical mysteries, religious intrigue, and political danger, Promised Land asks one momentous question: what if your calling puts you—and your family—in the crosshairs?

Despite their Israeli citizenship, Hana and Daud cannot safely return to their homeland because a dangerous terrorist ring is threatening Daud. Hana is perfectly fine remaining in the United States, working for a law firm in Atlanta, especially when she learns she’s pregnant. But Daud can’t shake the draw to return home to Israel, even if it makes him a walking target.

Hana is helping her boss plan a huge Middle East summit in Atlanta when Jakob Brodsky, her old friend and former co-litigator, asks for her help with a current case. His client is attempting to recover ancient artifacts stolen from his Jewish great-grandfather by a Soviet colonel at the end of World War II. Because the case crosses several national borders, he knows he needs Hana’s knowledge and skill to get to the bottom of what happened to these precious artifacts.

Meanwhile, Daud is called in to help a US intelligence agency extract a Ukrainian doctor from a dangerous situation in Egypt. While overseas, he can’t resist the call of Jerusalem and thus sets off a series of events that puts thousands of people in danger, including his wife and unborn child.

Bestselling author Robert Whitlow explores the meaning of family and home—and how faith forms the identity of both—in this breathtaking follow-up to Chosen People.

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My Thoughts:

This was a very interesting book about a newly married couple trying to start a life together, with stressful jobs, living in a foreign country without family, and to top it off lets just throw in some espionage and danger. 

Hana and her husband Daud find themselves living in Atlanta, Georgie as it is much too dangerous for Daud to live in Israel at this time. Hana is a lawyer and Daud has been working as a contractor with the CIA. When the book opened, Daud is on a mission while Hana is keeping everything going at home. I liked how the author was giving us a back and forth story about what was going on with both. The danger and the home and everyday work life.

I do wish I had read the first in the series, not because this can't be read as a stand-alone, just because I wanted to delve more into Hana and Daud's relationship. All in all, this was a very good read with just the right amount of relationship drama (marital and with family friends) and the added tension of danger lurking and preying on Daud and his wife.

I also liked the detailed look seen from a different culture and seeing through another's eyes at America and how we look at life and situations. 

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He received his JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. Website:; Twitter: @whitlowwriter; Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks

Read an Excerpt

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