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Signed Bk Ga plus 2nd Bk (4 Winners)-WW- AFRIC -Eileen Enwright Hodgetts-Ends 6/21

Thursday, June 4, 2015


This is a a novel based on the U.S. war on terror as it might be played out in Africa. Uganda is where the majority of the novel takes place--Uganda where missionaries, churches and witch doctors live side by side. War lords and what I can only term terrorists of the home grown variety strike fear into the peoples hearts. The villagers children are stolen, their villages plundered. The young boys forced to kill and maim--the girls raped and then if they are lucky get married to just one of their abductors.

Swot's grandmother, Brenda decided to take Swot to Uganda to visit the other side of her heritage. When Brenda had been there as a young girl she had married one of the African men. She ultimately left him and returned to America with a daughter. That daughter in turn married a man of Swedish descent which is how Swot and her 2 brothers came to be. Now Swot was a genius-she had graduated college when she was 14--but was a very unhappy young girl-thus Brenda's decision to take her to Africa.

But Africa had changed since Brenda had been there last-drastically. Would Swot be able to find and save the little girl who a mad man wanted to sacrifice? Would she find her friend who was abducted? Could she solve the mystery surrounding everything going on around her. AND would she figure out a way to save herself as well? How this all ends made my heart happy--but the thought that it might still be happening there or in other parts of the world with the complicity of the United States made me very sad.

I would like to mention that I had previously read one of this author's book Whirlpool -and I loved that one as well. If you would like to see my review click here


A drama ripped from today’s headlines.



1963: As European colonists flee the Congo, a witchdoctor finds an abandoned child and teaches him the power of hatred. A hundred miles to the east, six American hippies on a joy ride across Africa, crash their VW bus in to a cemetery. While they wait for repairs they scandalize the local missionaries and Brenda Carter impulsively marries an African student.

2013: Brenda Carter brings Sarah, her deeply troubled granddaughter to Africa to explore her roots and meet her grandfather; the man Brenda married and abandoned fifty years before. When a Peace Corps worker is murdered, a baby is kidnapped, and all contact with the outside world is severed by a torrential rain storm, Sarah becomes an unwilling investigator making the connection between the abandoned boy from the Congo, the truth behind her grandmother’s marriage, and fifty years of undercover CIA involvement in the politics of Africa.

A compelling tale of Africa today where witchdoctors co-exist with modern medicine, where warlords carry cell phones, and where one small nation stands at the cross roads of America’s War on Terror.


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'An excellent read, I love the fact that it is centered around a country and continent which has a lot of mystique and tradition, which we are still trying to understand.  I cannot praise this book high enough, this is my favourite read of the year,' - Beck Valley Books

'This is a riveting tale that will provide background and depth to some of the news stories about African events today. Highly recommended.' - review from Amazon

'The book has so many levels. It was a fantastic read and although there were moment I wanted to stop because of the sheer level of scary evil, I am glad I pressed through. I am, once again completely astonished and awed at this author's ability to take me on such a amazing adventure.
BRAVO! Really well done. Amazing. Read it.'
- review from Amazon



Read a sneak peak of Chapter 1 from Afric HERE


About the Author
Eileen Enwright Hodgetts is a much traveled writer. Brought up in England and Wales, she has also lived and worked in South Africa and Uganda. Eileen and her husband, Graham, now make their home in the USA. Eileen’s life experiences allow her to use exotic backgrounds for her novels and to understand how an adventure can begin with just one small incident. For ten years she directed a humanitarian mission in East Africa as an employee of Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley, PA. and her whole family continues to be involved in Uganda through the Ugandan Gold Coffee project bringing coffee to the United States and returning the profits to Uganda to be used for drilling water wells.  Much of her writing reveals not only her great fondness for the British Isles, but also her British sense of humor which still sees the funny side of most situations.

In addition to writing novels, Eileen Enwright Hodgetts is also an accomplished playwright with a number of national awards to her credit. Her novel, Whirlpool, began life as a stage musical about a free-spirited woman and her desire to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The musical played at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York. In 1993 the Mayor of Niagara Falls, NY, proclaimed the summer of 1993 as Whirlpool Theater Days in honor of the production.

When she is not writing novels, or staging plays, she is exploring the art of cheesemaking.

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34 comments :

Jeff Taylor said...

Sounds like an exciting mystery and adventure in one book! Thanks for the review. I'll be entering this giveaway!

Sharon Martin said...

I haven't read this one yet, hubbie has though and he said it was a great read too. Think I will get emotional when I read it.

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a very powerful book. I think my husband would be interested in reading this.

Jeannette said...

This book sounds like an incredibly powerful story! My hubby is from Africa (although not this part) it would interesting to read! I can't imagine what life would be life there.

Athena Nagel said...

I too think this would be an extremely emotional story. Not that I wouldn't read it though - some stories just need to be read.

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

This definitely looks like an interesting read. It's crazy the things going on in the world we don't even know about.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

While this book doesn't sound like sonething I would pick up at the book store for myself, your review has me intrigued enough to learn more. Thank you!

Pam@IW said...

This sounds pretty intense which makes it a great read for those who like intrigue and adventure. I like that it is based in Africa. Something different.

Theresa Mahoney said...

This one sounds like a tough read, but would probably be very eye opening to its readers. Thanks for the review!

Pam said...

Wow, this sounds like a really intense read. The plot sounds intriguing.

LifeAsAConvert said...

This sounds like a great read for a little bit of history and entertainment.

Amber N said...

This definitely seems like a great read.

Jeanine said...

Sounds like it would be a really great read. Would love to check it out!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It's so horrific what took place there. I'm glad that it is being documented in print so nobody every forgets.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

This sounds like a very intriguing story with mystery. I was drawn in just by your description of the past events with Brenda.

kristi dominguez said...

Loved this review! It sounds like a very interesting and intense read!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This is a great way to document events that really occurred. I am intrigued by the story.

sherry keef said...

This book is something I would read and I am not a book reader!

OlmsteadKat said...

This is something I never knew about and would love to know more.

Seattle Travel Blogger said...

This sounds like a really really good read. I will most certainly have to check it out!

Lois Alter Mark said...

This sounds like a fascinating book. Will definitely be entering the giveaway!

Ann B said...

This sounds like a great summer read. I am always looking for new books to add to my list.

ANNIE M said...

This sounds like quite a thrilling read! So much depth & mystery!

mail4rosey said...

I like that it's a unique storyline. I think I would enjoy this one. I'd especially love reading about the surrounding/environment in Africa.

Mariana said...

This sounds like a suspenseful book! I don't have any idea what's going on in Africa, so I bet it's eye-opening.

mykidsguide said...

I would love to read this book. i love intense and suspense books. They keep me on my toes

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Afric sounds like an interesting book. I like that it really brings to light some of the injustices in Uganda and the continent of Africa

Paula Schuck said...

This sounds like a story I would enjoy. I love the element of suspense and it sounds like a very powerful plot.

Stephanie Pass said...

Wow, this sounds fascinating. I'm definitely checking this one out.

JaimeLovesStuff said...

Sounds amazing. Definitely entering!

Lisa Rios said...

Sounds like an interesting and extremely emotional story book to read. I like that it is a unique storyline. Love the giveaway and I have just sneaked in to give a try.

bn100 said...

learned CEED/Uganda Gold completed another mission to Uganda

desitheblonde said...

the groups help all not just one person and they repaired
well and taught them the benefit to do it for them self

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an interesting read indeed. I have always been interesting in witch doctors etc. I will have to read this one. Thanks for sharing.

 
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