Monday, May 9, 2011

The Hidden Flame by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke - A Review

In first-century Judea, the followers of the Way have burgeoned into a vibrant, growing community that cannot be ignored. Jerusalem is in turmoil as its religious leaders on one side, and their Roman rulers on the other, conspire to stamp out the fledgling Church. And Abigail, who thought she had finally found home and safety, is caught between the opposing forces.

Two suitors desire the lovely Abigail's hand in marriage. Ezra, a successful Hebrew merchant and widower with important connections among the Sanhedrin, is looking for a mother for his children. The Roman soldier Linux is fascinated by her winsome charm and possibly could offer the sanctuary--maybe even the love--for which she yearns. But her heart has been captured by neither of these. Will her faith and courage survive a heartbreak beyond comprehension as the followers face a gathering storm of persecution they never could have foreseen?

A glimmer of hope beckons Abigail forward.

This is the second book in this series but the authors did a good job of catching the reader up on the events that were missed in the series debut.  It is always interesting to me to read historical fiction set in Biblical times.  I knew Stephen was going to die when he was introduced but hearing two author's interpretation on his life and the lives of the followers of The Way was intriguing and interesting. 

I enjoyed this book very much and am looking forward to going back to read the series debut The Centurion's Wife and will anticipate future books in this series.

***I was provided a copy of this book by Bethany House publishers.  All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenni!
    I read your review and decided to try to post here, and it works. Our blog is a mess. Hopefully it will be back on by tomorrow.


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