Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for September, 2021

BLOGWORDS – Monday 6 September 2021 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY-on-FRIDAY – BOOK REVIEW – UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH by KRISTENA MEARS

081121 - under penalty of death - tuesday reviews day banner

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY-on-FRIDAY – BOOK REVIEW – UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH by KRISTENA MEARS

 

419g77-YhIL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_

THE BLURB

Today, Keturah became a woman. But her joy ends in terror when Abba accepts an offer for her betrothal. Her plan to escape the arranged marriage worked. She’s now free to find her brother and live as she chooses. But the lies and deceit catch up with her. If she confesses, will it lead to her death? Will she ever learn to live the life Yahweh desires from her?

Justus’ devotion to Yeshua results in Abba proclaiming him dead to the family. When Justus rescues a child from slavery, Keturah falls in love with the toddler. But the child’s mother returns, and Justus falls in love. Will Keturah’s jealousy destroy all bonds with her brother? Can they save their relationship?

Onesimus, a runaway slave, has a secret. Befriending Keturah, he finds she has a secret of her own. Will the two friends be destroyed by what they hide, or can they learn to give everything to God?
Will running set them free or sentence them to death?

THE AUTHOR

29872520_2058005314481177_6435587823241456730_oKristena is an award-winning author, speaker, and blogger.
She is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur.
She loves history, art, travel, and even research. Out of these, flow her vivid imagination and inspiring stories.
Her heart and life have been given over completely to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She believes in living transparently in all things, with no separation between her day-to-day life and her “.church” life.
Kristena writes an engaging blog that focuses on supporting Indie Author and reaching a writer’s full potential. If you’re looking for new ways to freshen up that dusty manuscript and get it into print, be sure to subscribe to her blog at kristenamears.com
When Kristena’s not busy writing or working her full-time job, you’ll probably find her nose in a book or spending time with her husband and best friend, Mark. She takes frequent trips to the zoo with her friends. She also enjoys cooking and dabbling in photography.
Kristena lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. She has been married to her “better half” for 39 years.and has three grown children.

MY REVIEW

Oh! how impetuous the youth! Even in her faith, Keturah thought and acted rashly, sure she was doing as Jehovah would have her do. Problem was, she didn’t stop to ask. And we all know what happens when we don’t stop to ask. For help. For confirmation. For directions.

But Keturah found herself on a journey far more than in search of her brother. [SPOILER] For even in her [obstinate] attitude, Father God was with her, guiding her, teaching her. Wooing her.

I appreciated Ms. Mears historical detail, rich and vivid, pulling the reader into the culture of the first century Jew. There were times, though, that (for as much as I enjoy it) the detailed descriptions took me out of the storyline, if only just bit.

As He does with each one of us, Father God set the path before for Keturah, bringing people and circumstance at the very moment it is needed. I look forward to the next book in this series.

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

Slide4FOUR FEATHERS

I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

#Blogwords, Tuesday Reviews-Day-on-Monday, #TRD, Book Review, Under Penalty of Death, Kristena Mears, Slavery of the Heart Series

Read Full Post »

Brett Armstrong

It's about writing and doing good with the inspiration God gives me.

Teresa Tysinger, Author

Charming Southern Romance, Inspired by Grace

All-of-a-kind Mom

Just some thoughts from my daily life...

Angela K Couch

making history and fiction fall in love

Wholehearted Women

Come and let Jesus awaken the warrior within you!

Code Crispy Blog

Immerse~ Enlighten~ Inspire

Kayla Lowe

Award-Winning Author

bookblogarama

a blog for books

The Tales of Missus P.

little adventures of me

Lynn J Simpson

Book Lover. Photographer. Writer

Zoe M. McCarthy

Distraction to Attraction, Magnetic Romances Between Opposites

Cover To Cover Cafe

Feed Your Need To Read

It's a Buzz World

The Crazy Story of our Life

Fiction Aficionado

The power of fiction, the beauty of words, and the God who made us to wield them for His glory.

Inspired by Life ... and Fiction

Novelists bound by the pen, sisterhood, & more

Simplified

Keeping Things Simple with Jesus