Mary of Nazareth is a simple girl, herding goats on her father's farm and making cheese to sell at the local market. Then Jehovah's messenger visits claiming: "Blessed art thou among women."
Blessed? Mary faces speculation about her untimely pregnancy, which turned to shunning and isolation. Caesar's decree forced a grueling trip to Bethlehem during the final weeks of her "blessed" pregnancy. And then, under cover of darkness, she fled Herod's murderous wrath.
But the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is only the beginning. Yahweh blesses Mary and Joseph with a quiver full of children. But love brings sorrow. And when Jesus leaves to follow Yahweh's mission for his live, Mary is torn between two sons.
As old Simeon told her in the temple, a sword pierced her soul – again and again. And the killing blow was yet to come…
What readers of the earlier editions are saying:
"This is an excellent fictional account of what it might have been like to walk in Mary's shoes. The author did not take any verses out of context, but simply allowed the reader to see the human side of Mary." Barbara, winner of Goodreads copy
Sharon Hughson took the little bit of information contained in the Bible, with (probably) a great deal of research, and a bit of literary license - managed to write a very realistic rendition of what Mary's story quite possibly looked like. I was utterly impressed with what I read. I am without a doubt looking forward to reading the rest of the series!!! – E. Eblin, 5-Star Amazon Review