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Katie's Quest (Call to the Jungle) (Volume 1) Paperback – May 31, 2017
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About the Author
During her husband's international career, Lee lived and reared their children in Greece, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Indonesia, Brazil, and Spain. She has visited about 49 countries, settings which become material in her novels. After her husband's retirement, they served as volunteer missionaries in the Brazilian Amazon, where he used his military training as a pilot. The Carvers have settled in Fort Worth, where they remain active in aviation and community missionary concerns. Lee Carver is a hybrid author in every sense: fiction and nonfiction, traditionally and independently published. She also does freelance editing, formatting, and print book and e-book uploads as well as being a Stephen Minister, singing alto in the choir, crocheting with Prayer Shawl Ministry, and playing piano, among other activities. Married forty-nine years to a very supportive man, they have two adult children and five grandchildren.
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The characters are real, believable people in this well-plotted tale as Katie Dennis and Matt Gibbs follow God’s calling.
Author Lee Carver draws on her personal experience in Brazil, herself the wife of a MAF pilot, to take readers on a tour of Manaus, Brazil and details life in villages along the Rio Negro river.
Katie’s Quest is a good summer read, a tale full of danger, adventure, and people with a passion for a cause.
Katie is a wonderful character who has compassion for others. Her desire to go to these villages and help is heartwarming. I loved reading about the different people she treated and how she shared her faith with them. What really drew me to this book was how the author beautifully illustrated the compassion Katie had for the people she was treating. She worried that she wasn't doing enough, or because of the language barrier she wasn't able to share Jesus with them. God has a way for us to show His love for others just through our actions. Katie was a great example of that .
I did like the interaction between her and Matt. It is hard for Katie to let her guard down with Matt since he is a pilot. The memory of losing her fiancé from a plane accident still hurts . Will she allow Matt to help her overcome her grief? There are several times in the book where danger lurks and I found it to be intriguing as they trusted God for their safety. I can't imagine the life people live in villages that are unsafe and without food or water. The story made me cry at times as I read how desperate people are to survive. Matt really impressed me with his determination to save a young girl from a life that would place her in danger.
The author did an excellent job in reminding Katie what is really important in life. We all take things for granted at times. Kate's experience in the jungles of Brazil have made her see that money is not important, people are . To be able to help others and give them comfort is priceless. The ending is very intense and filled with uncertainty . Will Katie and Matt survive the jungle? I look forward to the next book in this series. With the authors expertise in missionary work, it is sure to be another exciting book.
"When you take care of them with kindness, they see Jesus in you."
I received a copy of this book from the author and The BookClub Network. The review is my own opinion.
Nurse Katie Dennis ambition is to serve God in missionary work, even though her ambitious parents want her to work in a hospital in the states or use her medical degree as a stepping-stone to becoming a successful doctor. She could have any position in a hospital in the states. She still feels called to serve as a missionary nurse, even though her dream of serving along with her pilot husband-to-be in Africa died with him in terrible plane crash. Resigned to live alone, serving God and others, Katie puts aside thoughts of a happily-after-future.
Matt Gibbs’ life-long aspiration was to be a missionary pilot, and he is successfully fulfilling that dream. His choice of a life partner is troubling him. He cannot see attractive, rich and spoiled, Monica settling in Manaus, Brazil, away from society events and comfort. Friends all of their lives, this seemed a natural progression, but his heart and mind are troubled by Monica’s assumption about their future.
Both Katie and Matt become increasingly drawn to each other as they face the challenges on the mission trips in Brazil. Does God have a better plan for their lives than what exists now or will they even survive the threats and dangers facing them?
This is the first book that I have read by this author, and it is an amazing, captivating story. Very well written, it immerses the reader in the plight of mission teams in foreign countries and the risks involved. The novel has intrigue, drama, and appealing characters. The author conveys scriptural truths of God’s faithfulness, protection, and guidance in Christians’ lives. I highly recommend this book that I received through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
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Katie shares the gospel with the people of the Amazon as she tends to their ailments.Read more