Thursday, January 22, 2009

Book Spotlight: The Centurion's Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke

About the Book: Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil--facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions.

Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine's governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah's mistress, the governor's wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death--and missing body--is causing such furor.

This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources. At its core, the story unfolds the testing of loyalties--between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.

Visit the book on Amazon.

I haven't had a chance to read this book yet, but you can check out some reviews here and here.


Unknown said...

I've got a review up on this one too - just posted today.

Lezlie said...

I just saw this at Barnes & Noble last night. It looks very interesting. I'll be waiting to see what you think of it! :-)


Toni said...

Sounds like a good one.

Darlene said...

I saw this book the other day. It sounds really great doesn't it.

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