Tuesday, July 11, 2023

THE WOMAN FROM LYDIA by Angela Hunt, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

 The Emissaries Book #1

Get a taste of what it might have been like to live in the time of the Apostle Paul. Ms. Hunt educates us with the customs of the first century as she weaves a tale of the woman who deals in purple dyes. As a follower of Yeshua, taught by Paul, Euodia lives in a pagan world and learns to share her faith, free her slaves and search for a slave girl, Sabina.

The ancient world was brought to life through the setting and well drawn characters. Widowed Euodia was a great example of a new Christian who was living out her faith by being a good mistress to her household and her employees. She went the extra mile to right a wrong to bring a blessing. Ariston, the servant, shows compassion and loyalty and is loving and brave. Just the right amount of intrigue and romance.

An enlightening, faith filled story by an excellent wordsmith.
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Bethany House through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a strong faith thread

BackCover Blurb:
Widowed Euodia, known to her neighbors as "the Lydian woman," seeks to make a fresh start by moving to the foreign city of Philippi. She finds new purpose after meeting Paulos, apostle to the Gentiles, who opens her eyes to helping those in need, particularly women and those who have been enslaved.

Retired Roman soldier Hector has settled in Philippi with dreams of a future filled with wealth and status, pooling his army earnings with Lucius, his fellow comrade-in-arms turned business partner. His hopes are dashed, however, when Paulos robs their youngest enslaved girl of her lucrative ability to foretell the future, rendering her worthless to Hector's ambition.

Determined to find someone to restore the girl's valuable "gift," Hector is willing to travel to the ends of the earth to do so. Following close behind him, Euodia and her servants embark on a journey to rescue Sabina and set her free forever. 

Bethany House Publishing, July 11, 2023
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