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Saturday, January 23, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: The Hidden Flame (Acts of Faith, Book Two)

Follow up book to The Centurion’s Wife, The Hidden Flame transports readers again back to bible times where Abigail finds herself facing many difficult situations.   

Having survived the massacre of her entire family, except for her younger brother Jacob, Abigail finds herself surrounded by turmoil once again as Herod seeks the lives of her close friends Leah and Alban.  Pursued by two men that she doesn’t love, Abigail faces the hard choice of marriage as she attempts to care for herself as well as her brother.  Being lame in one leg and considered an orphan, Abigail knows that she’s not likely to have many proposals of marriage come her way. Abigail finds herself betrothed only to face heartache and sorrow later on when her husband is martyred.   

I enjoyed how “real” the characters were in this story and how applicable their actions and attitudes were. This series really helps bring the bible characters to life.  Martha, the typical “type-A” worker is overwhelmed and frustrated with Peter bringing more and more followers that she has to feed and care for.   I loved how her personality shines through in this story.  I enjoyed this book more than the first one in this series. 

If you enjoy biblical historical fiction, you won’t want to miss reading The Hidden Flame.

This book was provided free for review by Bethany House Publishers

1 comment:

~Cindy~ said...

I just got this book this week, looking forward to reading it..