Manufacturer: Red Bike Publishing
Marta and husband Raymond were living their dreams; serving as missionaries in Indonesia. It was their paradise and they loved living among the peaceful villagers who had years earlier accepted them as their own. Nothing could take away their happiness...or so they thought.
A rival villager has killed Raymond and now Marta is alone. What will her future hold in Iryan Jaya? Will she be able to continue the work without Raymond?
More than anything, John wants to be an airline pilot. Fresh from the Vietnam war, he begins his odyssey flying missionaries over the jungles of Iryan Jaya, Indonesia. He plans to stay a short time as he gains flying experience. However, he didn't count on meeting Marta.
Now a killer has disturbed their peace and Marta is kidnapped. Can John get to her in time?
I was hesitant when I picked up Commitment to read and to do this review as I usually don't care for Romances, but boy was I surprised! The author did a great job in putting adventure and a little suspense into this story. Bennett selected a fascinating setting with Indonesia and then enhanced the plot by throwing in some bush pilots that worked there with the Christian missionaries. Since I consider myself a grizzled old military vet rather than a romantic, it didn't matter to me whether John, the male lead, committed himself to Marta or to a future career with the airlines. However, once a bunch of unscrupulous miners were tossed in the mix, and Marta's life was in danger, I had to keep reading!
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance, to those who have an interest in the life of Christian ministries abroad, and of course to those who want to know if John chose Marta or the airlines!
Reviewed by: Bob Doerr (2012)