I discovered my new favorite author last month and her newest book didn't disappoint. The reader is swept away from the first page. Cathy weaves a gripping story with very real characters. You'll smile and you'll definitely cry as you read their touching story. The theme of Band of Sisters is living out what Jesus would have us do in every aspect of our lives. The author refers often to a classic 1890's book called In His Steps which is now next on my to-read list. Cathy spins a thought-provoking story, and woven through it all is Jesus, the author of our lives who weaves everything perfectly together to create a masterpiece. If you've read the book synopsis, you may have guessed that the secret hiding behind the elegant facade of the department store is human trafficking. Just a few days before I began to read this book, I watched the movie Taken with my husband. On a side note, if you haven't seen that movie, you should. That movie also deals with human trafficking, so this is something that's been on my mind the last few weeks. I can't stress enough how worth reading Cathy's recent article Human Trafficking Then-and-Now is. Please take a moment to read it, and to find out if there's some way that Jesus can use you, even if it's simply to pray. If you've been looking for something that will not only entertain you but will also inspire and challenge you, I definitely recommend both Band of Sisters and Cahty Gohlke's other recent title Promise Me This.