One Last Wave was hard to put down once I started reading it. It has adventure, mystery, suspense, pain, loss, suffering, rebellion, family, friends, joy, love, romance and salvation all rolled up in one.
The author, J.A Taylor, brings out Katie - a missionary's daughter who took a different path in life, got involved with a dangerous crowd but managed to `escape' and is now trying to help girls who have been trapped. She is one big stubborn mess; talk about a girl with issues! But Bruce, the Special Forces guy is daring and very willing to give her a chance.
I really loved Katie's mom. What an amazing woman! Even in pain, loss and sickness she never once abandons her faith.
The author lets the reader sit in for Lizzy and Dean's diverse Bible study group where some hard questions about the evils of this world are answered in an easy to understand manner. I love Roxie's creative mind. "..why don't we get rid of those who are causing the suffering and get some of this peace on earth that you guys keep talking about? You doctors can come up with some injection and settle this all nice and quietly."
Although there's a nice dash or romance I love that Katie still upholds some values. "We are not getting a place anywhere because we are not married and I am still old-fashioned enough to want some kind of commitment. Sixty percent of this country might be okay with test drives, but I'm not." And I find myself shouting, "Amen!"
The author giving us a look into Katie's journal writes, "Sometimes I feel that no one else in the world, except those who've lived in Africa, can understand what it's like to be at home here." How so true and I almost want to scream, "I feel you Katie, I feel you!" That's because I have lived in Africa and can relate. I felt like I was strolling down memory lane...'chai', `chapati', `siafu', Nairobi eye acidic beetle, `matatus', potholes etc. And for the flying termites...until I read this book I had never thought about them blocking the street lights after the rains...now I see it!
This book delivers the good news of hope and salvation in a wonderful way. You will not regret reading it.
Written by Dee Kyalo, author of Crushing Invisible Barriers: Onset of a Glorious Marital Destiny.