Bread of Angels — Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Tessa Afshar’s well-researched Bread of Angels tells the story of Lydia, the seller of purple and Paul’s first Christian convert in Europe, as she overcomes devastating betrayal and loss to rise to a position of prominence in the male dominated Roman world of merchants in Philippi.

Afshar brings each character in Bread of Angels to life as they propel the story forward to a satisfying ending. Woven into Lydia’s story are details from Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi and Luke’s account of the events in Acts. Themes of grace and forgiveness shine through the pages until the final chapter.

I highly recommend Bread of Angels for anyone looking for an intriguing read full of interesting characters who bring Lydia’s world of the early Christian church to life.

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Sandy

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Tyndale provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.

Wings of the Wind — Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette is the third book in her historical Christian fiction series, Out of Egypt. For me, this is her best book, yet. The details Connilyn weaves of the Hebrews finally crossing into the Promised Land and the defeat of Jericho are vivid and come to life. Throughout each of Connilyn’s three books, one of the things I’ve appreciated most is the way she creates her stories with facts straight out of the Bible.

Alanah, a Canaanite thinking she has nothing to lose, dresses as a male and heads to the battlefield to fight against the Hebrews. Surviving was not what she expected. Agreeing to submit to the Hebrew’s law that required she marry the Hebrew, Tobiah, who found her gravely wounded after the battle was another thing Alanah didn’t expect. Discovering the sovereignty and love of the Hebrew’s Yahweh was altogether unexpected.

When actions from Alanah’s past come to light, she finds herself in a dangerous situation, fighting for survival far away from the husband she has grown to love.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

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Sandy

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Faith – Book Review

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

If you enjoy reading Christian historical fiction with a hint of romance set during America’s Civil War, then Faith by Lyn Cote is the book for you. Faith, the third book in Lyn’s Quaker Bride series, follows Blessing and Honor.

Set in 1863, Faith follows Quakeress, Faith Cathwell, as she and her freeborn friend, Honroree, join a troop of General Grant’s Union soldiers in their campaign in the Western Theater as volunteer nurses. They hope traveling with the army will place them in a position to locate Honoree’s sister, Shiloh, also freeborn, who was kidnapped by slave catchers five years earlier.

Although they share differing views, as the months go by and the battles and war injuries continue, Faith reaches out to Colonel Devlin Knight for help in her search through Confederate territory for Shiloh .

Through the lives of her compelling cast of characters, Lyn Cote weaves a fascinating tale of love, honor, faith, and loss which I highly recommend.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

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Sandy

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