3/20/2011

Love Amid the Ashes

A Novel
Mesu Andrews
2011
Revell
Fiction/Biblical

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Dinah, a beautiful woman, was used goods.  She had lived a life of shame for twenty years.  A long twenty years since her brothers had killed the man, she loved.  Yes, she loved him, they declared she had been raped and taken against her will, but she loved him, and had given herself as wife to Shechem.  Now twenty years later she is still under shame, declared an adulteress, a seducer, that wasn't much she had not been called. 
The death of her grandfather Isaac, has changed her life however, he commanded on his deathbed, that she should marry an Edomite.  A cousin, one of her Uncle Esau's descandants.  Job, Essau's grandson offers her marriage to his oldest son Ennon.  However God has a different plan for Dinah.  The next few years would nearly be the undoing of all of them.  Thus we find this story, merging with the Biblical story of Job, the greatest man in Uz. 
A wonderful story, you will view the story of Job through new eyes.  I truly enjoyed this debut novel from Mesu Andrews and have enjoyed getting to know her better through her writing, and through the interview I did with her.  A book you will definitely want to read.  401 pages  US $14.99 4 stars.
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 

Available March 2011 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing.

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