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Melita Wade Thorpe’s Suspense Novel “Ransom Theft Love” was Displayed at the 2023 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

An abduction turned into a realization to fight to save oneself and a country from the power of assailants.

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RANSOM THEFT AND LOVE is a delightful read and grabs our attention immediately. – Dr. Alice Laurendine, Amazon Customer

Melita Wade Thorpe’s “Ransom Theft Love: Journey from Zanzibar to Somalia” was displayed at the 2023 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which was held last April 22-23, 2023, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

ReadersMagnet, a self-publishing and book marketing company, showcased Thorpe’s “Ransom Theft Love”, along with several other titles, at the book festival, which is the largest of its kind in the country. The L.A. Times Festival of Books is attended by 150,000 people annually.

“Ransom Theft Love” follows Dr. Anne Wadsworth, who has been guiding travelers to the far-reaching plains of Africa for years. Having lived in the area for years, she has considered it her second home. When she got invited to be the keynote speaker at Zanzibar’s Human Rights Conference, she did not expect her ideal destination would become an international nightmare.

A group of unknown assailants abducted Anne. She was held captive as they traveled from Zanzibar to Somalia. Anne’s life was pitted on the balance of life or death after her horrific experience as they were crossing Zanzibar to Mombasa. With little chance to fight back, she found solace in nightly stargazing with her Sudanese guardian.

Experiencing the travel as an abductee, Anne realizes that the fight for freedom is not only about saving herself. It is also about saving a country.

Melita Wade Thorpe brings readers on a perilous journey that will bring them to experience the main’s character’s struggles. Get a copy of “Ransom Theft Love: Journey from Zanzibar to Somalia” on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Get to know more about Melita Wade Thorpe and her works at

“Ransom Theft Love: Journey from Zanzibar to Somalia”
Author| Melita Wade Thorpe
Published Date| February 21, 2022
Publisher| Archway
Genre| Suspense

Author’s Biography

Melita Wade Thorpe is a native of Mississippi and a writer who draws on her experience of international travel. Ransom, Theft, Love is her first novel. She grew up in the deep south before moving to California. Her tour operator career included leading astronomers to Africa on twenty-three tours. She is a Fellow Verger of the Episcopal Church Verger’s Guild and has authored 9 liturgical dramas. She lives in Ellisville, Mississippi.

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