This vivid story of love triumphing over human weakness plunges you into a vibrant drama in 1st century Israel.
"In her mind’s eye, she saw herself cowering as the blur of that first stone hurtled towards her, its keen edge cutting into the soft flesh of her neck. Then another, striking her on the temple with a head-splitting blow, stones slamming into her from every direction. She felt the terror of death and heard her own screams inside her head. “God, have mercy on me,” she whimpered."
Self-deception, passion, and turmoil threaten to destroy everything Shana holds dear, even her own life. Driven by a burning quest for happiness, she sacrifices the love of a good man to satisfy a need she can't identify, paying a high price for the legacy of her father's rejection.
A shocking face-to-face encounter with a controversial young rabbi reveals the truth. He claims her heart and gives his life in exchange, but still she must suffer the consequences of her choices. A cruel twist of fate presents her with a final test - her will or God's will? Love requires a sacrifice, but can all she has lost ever be restored?
From bestselling biblical fiction author Linda Caddick, this poignant account of a woman’s journey from brokenness to healing through redeeming love, provides an enlightening, true-to-life experience of history during the time of Jesus, that illustrates the bible in a new way.
"One of the best stories I have read"; "deeply emotional"; "brings characters to life in such a way as I have seldom seen in fiction"; "just couldn't put it down"; "a work of art". Echoes of the emotional and spiritual insight of inspirational romance authors Francine Rivers and Tessa Afshar are evident in this page-turning novel.
About the Author
LINDA CADDICK, the daughter of a pioneering farmer in Zimbabwe, spent her school years confined to boarding hostels, but during the holidays wandered freely on the farm, where she developed a lively imagination and a love for nature. Strongly attracted to Cape Town, South Africa, she went to live there at the first opportunity. Her writing skills were developed during many years of producing descriptive editorial for a restaurant publication. After almost 20 years of city life, her dream of living in the country was realised when she and her husband, together with their two small children, bought a run-down caravan park in the Cape Winelands and turned it into a popular resort for church and family outings. Linda’s passion is to write inspirational novels which illustrate the truth of the gospel through true-to-life characters and stories that will appeal to all. www.lindacaddick.com www.Facebook.com/LindaCaddickAuthor firstname.lastname@example.org