From Russia with Love
By Susan May Warren
I purchased this as a kindle book for only $.99! I saw that it involved Russia, and knew I had to read it. You see my brother is Russia obsessed, and reading this book reminded me of him.
Kat Moore is a Russian American who was raised in America. After receiving a strange package from Russia she gets on a plane and flies to Moscow. She is only a tourist hoping to discover family secrets, and perhaps even discover long lost family members. So why do the Russian FSB agents think she is involved with terrorists? She quickly develops a love hate relationship with Vadeem Spasonov, the FSB agent who saved her life and has taken to protecting her after she refuses to leave the country. While Kat and Vadeem search for answers, Vadeem struggles with guilt from his past. He has been running from God for years, and is frankly worn out. And although Kat is in danger she sees God's providential leading. He brings people into her path that she couldn't have found on her own. But will it be enough? Will she find the answers she's looking for?
Some of the peeks into the terrorists life are gag worthy. They are not at all explicit, just a little disturbing.
After finishing the book I still had a lot of questions. Where Vadeem's parents and brother killed the day the church burnt? And what happened to Kat's biological parents?
Some people might be confused with Vadeem being called Vadick in flashbacks. My brother told me that it's common in Russia to be called one name by family and another by friends. I don't understand why, but I am not used to Russian culture.
In my opinion if there is an epilogue, it should complete the story and give you a peek into the characters future. This epilogue wasn't as fulfilling as I hoped it would be.
This book had the perfect balance of Mystery, Suspense, Love, and Religion. I didn't get have such a complicated mystery that I zoned out. And it didn't have so much romance that it was inappropriate or took away from the mystery.
When Pyotr reaches out to Vadeem as a friend, that made me happy! He really is a good friend.
All the Russian names! Vadeem, Ekaterina, Pyotr... I love it!
Who should Read it:
I would recommend this book to anyone 15 +. Especially if they love Russia, history, or suspense.
I loved reading this book, and it has earned a top spot in my contemporary fiction favorites. I forced myself to stop every few chapters because I didn't want it to be over! I finished it in a week when I would have read it in a day. Like I said, I LOVED it!
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