Saving Hope by Margaret Daley

» Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

This week I’m hosting Fay Lamb with Because of Me (ebook)Carrie Turansky with A Man to Trust, Gail Sattler with Seattle Cinderella (no book giveaway) and Margaret Daley with Saving Hope.  If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (March 4th) evening.

The reason I wrote Saving Hope, the first book in Men of the Texas Rangers Series, is because human trafficking is over a $32 billion dollar business per year and growing. It touches all countries, including the United States. Some of our young people are being affected by this problem and robbed of their childhood. Through it all I wanted to give a sense of hope through the Lord.

Blurb for Saving Hope:

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt’s daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.

Now it’s personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.

The opening of Saving Hope:

Rose gripped her cell phone so tightly her muscles ached. “Where are you, Lily?”

“At—Nowhere Motel.” A sob caught on the end of the last word. “Help—me.” Lily’s breath rattled, followed by a clunking sound as though she’d dropped the phone.

Rose paced the small bathroom at Beacon of Hope. “Lily?” Sweat coated her palms, and she rubbed her free hand against her jeans.

Silence taunted her.

What have you done? But the second that Rose asked that question, an image came to mind of her friend lying on the dingy gray sheets in the cheap motel, wasted, trying anyway she could to forget the horror of her life.

“Lily, talk to me. Stay on the line.” Pulling the door open, Rose entered her room. When she saw her roommate, she came to a stop.

Cynthia’s wide-eyed gaze fixed on Rose for a few seconds before the fourteen-year-old dropped her head and stared at the hardwood floor. Rose crossed to her dresser, dug into the back of the top drawer, and grabbed a small, worn leather case.

She pushed past her roommate and headed into the upstairs hallway.

Striding toward the staircase, Rose dismissed her roommate’s startled expression and focused on the crisis at hand. “Lily, are you still there?”

A sound as though someone fumbled the phone and caught it filtered through the connection. “Rose, I need—you.”

“I told you I would come if you wanted to get out. I’ll be—”

A click cut off the rest of Rose’s words. No, Lily. Please hang on.

**You can read the rest of the first chapter at: https://margaretdaley.com/2012/02/saving-hope-excerpt/

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/saving-hope-margaret-daley/1105315589?ean=9781426714283&itm=10&usri=margaret+daley

Christianbook.com: http://www.christianbook.com/saving-hope-men-the-texas-rangers/margaret-daley/9781426714283/pd/714283?product_redirect=1&Ntt=714283&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

Amazon: Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1

5 Comments

  1. How thrilling Saving Hope sounds and I know it will be good because Margaret Daley wrote it! :):)
    I watched a T.V. special late one night when I couldn’t sleep and there was a story on human trafficking. About some ladies just going on vacation or some bringing lied to about a better job in another country and being held against their will and being sold as a sex slaves. Truly horrible! One incident a young expectant wife was kidnapped and used as a hooker. Her husband did everything he could to find her and eventually save her but not before she’d been raped and beaten. She ended up losing her unborn baby, so very sad!
    Your book will help make a lot of people aware of this horrible abuse against life.
    jennydtipton[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. Human trafficking is such a global concern. I just know I will cry when I read SAVING HOPE.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    • Margaret,Thank you so much for recognizing Dorothy in the ACFW Volunteer Spotlight. She’s been a tisleers, supportive member since ACFW’s beginning and was the coordinator for ACRW’s, as it was known then, first National Conference in Kansas City, MO. She’s terrific!Lin

  3. Human trafficking is a horrendous crime and I wish there was some way we could stop it world wide. Everyone involved in this should be given maxium of life without parol when convicted.
    I hate to read books like this but we have to be aware of the dangers to our children and do what ever we can to stop it.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  4. I am definitely buying this book now. I’ve always wanted to write a novel about sex trade. I did write a short story on human trafficking that will be in the May edition of “Harpstring Magazine.

    I’m off to buy the book,

    Jean Kinsey

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