Heart of the Amazon

» Posted on Jan 3, 2007 in Blog | 2 comments

The jungle sought to claim her. Assassins meant to silence her.

There was no way her brother was dead. Officials claimed the biochemist had been murdered in the Brazilian rainforest, his body fallen prey to the mists of the jungle. But Kate Collier knew Zach and couldn’t leave it at that; Zach was all she had left.

Tall, dark and mysterious. A.C. Slader had a past that was as turbulent as the Amazon River. Yet he was the only one who could guide her on a journey from which many never returned. A journey that would stretch the limits of their faith in God and each other…

This is my Love Inspired Suspense (Heart of the Amazon) for January 2007. This book is my African Queen meets Romancing the Stone. I had so much fun writing this adventurous romp. I even visited the jungle to get the feel of the place down right for my book. I remember trekking through the rainforest in knee high rubber boots, waiting for a snake to fall from a branch (thankfully one didn’t). The place was often very quiet except for my sloshing. They don’t call it a rainforest for nothing. When I got through with my hike, I was covered in mud and had to throw away my outfit. I couldn’t get the mud out of the clothes.

You can read the first chapter on my web site.
Margaret Daley’s web site


  1. Enjoyed the excerpts for Heart of the Amazon and So Dark The Night. Women and their brothers! Must be a favorite theme of yours. Hope mine doesn’t find himself in any precarious situations any time soon.

    Initially found heroine in Heart of Amazon unbelievable. She, who is looking for her brother in the Amazon, is horrified and worried about the opinions of her church members about entering a bar in that situation for non-recreational purposes??? But then when you described her clothing–a dress with purse and sensible shoes–it made her character completely plausible.

  2. I have read this book so many times and everytime it manages to enthral me. I know i have read a sequel that centers on Zach. I can’t seem to remember the title nor can I find it with any searches. If anyone knows of this book please let me know!

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