Freedom’s Stand by J. M. Windle


     American aid worker Amy Mallory has returned to Afghanistan after a short trip home only to find that the new project director of New Hope has made, and allowed, several changes. Steve Wilson has returned to Afghanistan to fill in for his buddy Phil on a security detail while Phil deals with family issues at home. Jamil has become a preacher of sorts, using what medical training he has to travel the country as a healer and spreading the teachings of Isa Misah. The three come together again in this sequel when Jamil finds himself in serious trouble after he preaches of Isa and shows up a doctor who refuses to touch a female patient.

     This is a wonderful story. An excellent sequel to “Veiled Freedom.” As with the previous novel, Windle stays true to her characters, allowing them to grow and change is a believable way. Since Steve’s security detail isn’t as important to the story here, there is less technical talk than the previous novel, which I liked. Unpredictable twists and turns will keep you glued to the page. This is a must read.

1) Overall Plot = 5
2) Characters = 5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 5
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 5

Average score of  5

Overall grade = A

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This was book 23 in my 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge.

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