Isaiah’s Daughter

19 12 2017

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Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name–Zibah, delight of the Lord–thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet’s home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. But as the years pass, Zibah’s lively spirit wins Prince Hezekiah’s favor, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man will awake in her all the fears and pain of her past and she must turn to the only One who can give life, calm her fears, and deliver a nation.

I found myself captivated in this story from the very beginning.  Mesu Andrews takes the cast from Scripture and puts the story to match the Scripture, which opens the Scripture up to you so you can see what happened.  In this fashion, I wanted to know what was going on at all times.  You could feel Zibah’s pain, and you could feel her joy.

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Mesu Andrews is the award-winning author of Love Amid Ashes and numerous other novels including The Pharoah’s Daughter and Miriam. Her deep understanding of–and love for– God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for readers.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Fire on the Track

2 11 2017

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Fire on the Track has to do with women in the Olympics in the Track and Field division. This story follows Betty Robinson, when she was 16, beginning with the 1928 Stockholm Olympics. There was much controversy over the women in this division, saying that they should not be doing what only men could do. Also, Betty’s come-back after an airplane crash is nothing short of complete perseverance.

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The author, Roseanne Montillo is the author of two other works of nonfiction, The Lady and her Monsters and The Wilderness of Ruin. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she taught courses on the intersection of literature and history. She lives outside of Boston.

This book captured my attention from the get go. Very interesting. Betty Robinson captured the hearts of many when she had to break through the “all male” sport of Track and Field. All that she went through after the airplane crash that should have ended her Olympic dreams, is remarkable. If you like history, you will love this book.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.