I’m back to posting romance and women’s fiction reviews. And this next one is a favorite. As it says on her bio, Jeannée Sacken is an author, a photographer, and adventurer. She and her husband have traveled all over the world and photographed people, wildlife, and monuments in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Madagascar, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. She’s even climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro! So, when she creates a fictional war photographer named Annie Hawkins Green, she does so with accuracy and a deep knowledge of the places she describes. This is my five star review of Behind the Lens.
From page one of Behind the Lens, Jeannée Sacken plunges her readers headlong into a foreign and often hostile culture—total immersion. With every turn of the page the tension slowly ratchets up to its explosive ending. Jeannée Sacken’s main character, war photographer Annie Hawkins Green, allows the reader to hitch a ride to Afghanistan in her camera bag. And it is a hair-raising ride beginning to end. If Annie doesn’t find trouble, trouble finds her. Add a touch of romance and Behind the Lens will top your list of unputdownables.