The Deliverer Kathi Macias Paperback, 320 pp., $14.99 New Hope Publishers (August 1, 2012)
In book three of the “Freedom” series, the main character, Mara, finds herself the object of her uncle’s revenge. From a life sentence in prison, Uncle Jefe, who held her as a sex slave in his San Diego brothel, uses his underground connections to kidnap and drag Mara back into the dark shadows of human trafficking. Mara finds herself yielding to the One who can truly set her free—not only from her past life, but from herself and her own sin. This time her choice delivers her from the shadow of her name’s meaning, “bitter”, and into the light of true joy.
Special Delivery Kathi Macias Paperback, 320 pp., $14.99 New Hope Publishers (March 6, 2012)
Halfway around the world in a brothel in Thailand, a young girl is rescued with the promise of being reunited with her younger sister who was adopted by an interracial couple in the States, friends of Jonathan’s family. Meanwhile, Jefe—Mara’s uncle, who held her as a sex slave in his brothel in San Diego for years—seeks revenge for Mara’s testimony that put him behind bars for life. Will his underworld connections be successful in kidnapping and killing the girl who believes she has finally won her freedom?
Deliver Me from Evil Kathi Macias Paperback, 320 pp., $14.99 New Hope Publishers (September 5, 2011)
Mara is a teen who was sold by her parents in Mexico and then smuggled across the border into San Diego where she was forced into sexual slavery. Bible-college-bound Jonathan and his 16-year-old sister, Leah, cross Mara’s path and become involved in her dramatic rescue. Interwoven between the stories of Mara, Jonathan, and Leah is the heartbreaking story of another young woman in captivity in the Golden Triangle of Thailand, whose past life mysteriously connects to the young people in San Diego.
The Christmas Journey Home Kathi Macias Paperback, 240 pp., $12.99 New Hope Publishers (October 5, 2011)
When Isabella Alcantara loses her husband crossing illegally into the United States, she determines to find a way to honor her promise to him. Living on one of the smaller spreads along the Arizona border, Miriam Nelson becomes furious with God and turns from her faith when her border patrol agent husband is killed by drug smugglers. Two widows must make their journeys along different pathways. Forced to face their personal demons, Isabella and Miriam soon discover a common yearning that will bind them together in a most miraculous way.
People of the Book Kathi Macias Paperback, 320 pp., $14.99 New Hope Publishers (April 5, 2011)
Farah, who lives in Saudi Arabia with her family, wants nothing more than to develop a deeper, more meaningful devotion to Islam. She sees Ramadan as her chance to draw nearer to Allah, and she pursues that goal throughout the holiday. All goes well until the prophet Isa—Jesus—appears to her in a dream and calls her to Himself. Then her older brother Kareem actively begins to seek an opportunity to expose her for the sham he believes she is. Will she be required to pay the ultimate price for her Christian faith?