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Crossfire (CrossFire #1)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  239 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Sara Conner's Prince Charming, Nicolas Cortez, rescues her from a mugging and proceeds to sweep her off her feet in a whirlwind courtship and marriage. Then he takes her with him to Bolivia, where he puts his business degree to use in the family business. Sara had no idea the Cortezes were filthy rich until they arrive at the family compound. And she has no idea exactly ho ...more
Kindle Edition, 617 pages
Published August 14th 2011 by Kregel Publications (first published July 7th 2000)
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Got sore thumbs clicking pages on my phone. This story has no let up. Windle knows the culture and has done her homework on the politics. Her characters are compelling and the arguments for accepting the drug trade are convincing—until we learn what these men are really like and see the hollowness of their logic and the selfishness of their motivation. May God have mercy on Bolivia and raise up leadership that will stand against corruption.
This is the first book by Jeanette Windle that I have read. I love how clean her writing is, and how she puts the reader right there. It's a little more action than I like, and the writing wasn't as tight as I like, but overall I liked it. The story was great!
Deb Horst
May 28, 2012 Deb Horst rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Loved this book...if you like Dee Henderson's books you will also enjoy Jeanette Windle. This is the first book of hers that I have read....really enjoyed it and will look for others of hers to read. I think this book would make a great movie!!
Lisa Carter
Action-packed. Amazing detail about DEA and drug trafficking. Very, very long.
Jen Heinze
This is well written book about the Drug wars in South America. You would enjoy it Megan. She's an MK.
Jan 26, 2010 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was amazing and very interesting it will keep you in the edge of you page=]
May 17, 2012 Debra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this book! I really liked that she kept it clean while it still remained very exciting! I loved the message. I couldn't put it down! Makes me want to read Ms. Windle's other books.
Abigail Mitchell
This story would make a great Movie!
Oct 30, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my all-time favorite books
Mar 10, 2017 Kay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I felt this book was rather tedious, though not bad. I read about 40% then skipped to the epilogue. The main character, Sara, was just too naive and difficult to tolerate, as noted by other reviewers; I preferred the sections that did not involve her.
SUMMARY: Adventure and drama suddenly flood the life of a young woman whose marriage into a prominent South American family draws her deep into a world filled with danger. Crossfire is an exceptionally well-written novel, filled with intrigue, action, realism and biblical truth

REVIEW: Intense suspense at its ultimate. This new-to-me author kept me up late reading a couple of nights in order to finish this long, but thrill-a-minute book. This book would indeed make a movie that would pack the wal
Shirley Corder
May 09, 2014 Shirley Corder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is rare indeed for me to have a Christian fiction book that is difficult to put down. The last few nights have been way too late as I've gone for "just until the end of this scene" and then carried on to the next.

While at college, Sarah, the naive young heroine falls head over heels for the handsome, smooth-talking, Nicky. She has no family, and is desperate for love. After a whirl-wind romance, of which we read very little, she marries Nicky, and he whisks her off to a new life in Bolivia. O
Cindy Huff
Jun 18, 2013 Cindy Huff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Connor and Doug Bradford are in Bolivia for different reasons. Sara arrived as a starry-eyed young bride starting her new life with her Latino prince charming Nicolas Cortez. Doug Bradford fills his days as a DEA agent squelching drug traffickers at every turn. When Sara’s world starts spinning out of control she turns to Doug for help. Jeanette Windle introduces American readers to Bolivian culture and mores of both the very wealthy and those caught in poverty. She crafts a great story of ...more
C.J. Darlington
3 1/2 stars. I'm glad I finally had the chance to read Jeanette's first adult novel. As I suspected, the details were amazingly well-researched and the plot believable. Unfortunately, the main character was not so believable. It's hard to imagine someone as naive as Sarah, but perhaps the author purposely made her thus to encourage young women to NOT be like her. Some of the descriptions and backstory about military and the drug wars in Bolivia were very loooong and tedious (though true to life) ...more
Jul 30, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, christian
Really liked this book. Sara Conner falls in love with a handome, charming man from Bolivia, marries him after a few weeks of dating, and leaves te United States to join him and his family in Bolivia. Nicholas, come to find out, is the only son of an extremely influential and wealthy man and lives in a huge mansion with his parents where Sara is expected to sunbathe, shop, and basically do nothing. After some time with her new in-laws she finds that Bolivia beyond the doors of the Cortez mansion ...more
Dec 16, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started out very slowly. I began to wonder if it would be worth the time and effort to read it! I am a rather stubborn person,so I stuck with it, out of sheer determination. It was worth the effort to stick with it! The story did pick up and it did not slow down. At times I caught myself very nearly holding my breath. Ms. Windle kept my attention,and I found myself not wanting to put my kindle down, for fear I would miss out on something!
I think I may just check out some of her other
Sadie Vanderkodde
This book started very slowly and I only pressed on because it came highly recommended. It eventually picked up and kept me up until the wee hours of the morning to finish it. Windle did amazingly thorough research, though I feel like she included more than necessary. The book was ridiculously long and could have benefited from some editing. Overall, though, it was a gripping story rooted in reality - an eye opening expose of Bolivan drug cartels and the rampant poverty the cocaine industry leav ...more
Jan 22, 2017 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I need to read more by Jeanette Windle. 'DMZ' is my favorite so far, but I did enjoy this one as well! Her writing is realistic, and her characters are strong. I also find her plots to be page-turners that I don't want to put down.
Jeffrey Gren
May 03, 2015 Jeffrey Gren rated it really liked it
Money can Burn

The plot was intriguing. But Sara was too naive, believing she could change the system. There was too much emphasis on religion. The description of the scenery was spectacular, the jungle escapes vivid. I would recommend the book with some prefaces
Kim Eisenhuth
Oct 03, 2015 Kim Eisenhuth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started off a bit slowly as the author has vast knowledge of her subject matter and introduces you to it in detail....however, about halfway through the book, things really started moving a long and by the last part of the book, I couldn't put it down. I really enjoy this author!
Rachelle Sperling
Jan 28, 2016 Rachelle Sperling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A novel full of suspense and intrigue. An exciting read from the first page to the last.
Conrad Miller
This book has a good plot but is too drawn out with too many unimportant details. I like her writing, but the other 2 novels that I read by Jeanette were really good.
Dec 15, 2013 Andria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite of the windle's titles, packed with action at every corner.
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As the child of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Curently based in Lancaster, PA, Jeanette has lived in s ...more
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