ABOUT AUTHOR: LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award finalist and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She has over twenty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent over eight years living as missionaries in Africa where she homeschools, leads a women's group, and runs a non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves...the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice." (Proverbs 31:8)
When she's not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at www.lisaharriswrites.com or her blog at http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com. For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit www.theECHOproject.org.
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ABOUT BOOK: When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common--a tattoo of a magnolia on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. But it doesn't take long for them to realize that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. As they venture deep into a sinister world of human trafficking, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities--and their hearts.
Dangerous Passage exposes a fully-realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. Romantic suspense fans will be hooked from the start by Lisa Harris's first installment of the new Southern Crimes series.
MANDATORY ANSWER ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING!
1. This is a serious matter that seems we can not do anything about. Lisa Harris lists a few things we can do that matter.
First of all pray. Pray for the men, women, and children involved in this horrific crime.
Second, inform yourself about what is happening. Churches are getting involved, and there are groups like Free the Captives (www.freethecaptiveshouston.com ) who are making a difference.
Thirdly, go where you hear God sending you and reach out to those around you. It might mean getting involved with a group who is specifically fighting human trafficking. Or it might be a hurting neighbor down the street, a lonely teen in your church’s youth group, or a forgotten elderly person in your apartment building. Through His strength, we can make a difference--wherever we are--one person at a time.
KNOW OF OTHER WAYS WE CAN GET INVOLVED - other Organizations that help in this situation????
2. In light of this ever growing sex trafficking situation do you do things a little differently with your children - example keep a closer watch on them in parks etc? Talk to them about things your parents never talked to you about, safety, stranger danger? Do you think twice about leaving them alone to play outside your own home, park, let them walk home from school?
3. Can you name something we can do to bring awareness to this matter and help our children understand the ways of the world without freaking them out? Any suggestions for parents? Grown-ups?
4. Have you read any of Lisa Harris's other books? Which ones did you like? Why?
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I'm glad to hear about this Barbara! I agree Parents and people need to be informed. Being aware of the tactics they use is very powerful. They become friends or boyfriends to gain the confidence of these young people. That's the scary part too! Asking God for wisdom in every situation is good too! Glad to see you all are doing this!
I've read Lisa's a Cozy Crumb Mystery series, it was fun with interesting characters. I love books that make me laugh! :)
Fun! Thanks for sharing Mary!
Lisa is a new author for me. This book sounds very interesting.
Her books are very interesting Tammy!
2. My daughter is an adult and I have no grandchildren but as a librarian, I am always very watchful of the children who come to the library without their parents. We have a children's area and all of us are very observant of anyone who might show an unusual interest in one of the children. I have always lived in this small town but none of us can be as trusting as we once were!
So true Connie! Thanks for your wisdom and for sharing your heart!
#4 I have not read any of Lisa Harris' books..........but I'd love to win............so I can change that!!! :)
Wow this book looks as if it will be an absolute thriller! Definitely going on my to-read list.
2. Yes I am constantly worrying about my kids. They don't play outside alone, never leave our side in the store and we constantly talk to them about never talking to strangers!
2. We do a lot of talking at our house about things that can happen and preparing ourselves for what we could do in certain situations. My older children all watched Stranger Danger at least once a month for about a year or two, but my younger children have not, so just the other day we spent some time talking about who is a "safe" person they can go with no matter what and how just b/c we regularly see somebody doesn't make them safe.
My kids go outside in pairs and ride their bikes together, and we always send a tracfone with my kids when they are not with us.
2. Given the situation I definitely have to think about where my children are and have them check in more. We don't have them alone many places and we make sure they can contact us.