Again Angela Hunt takes a person from the Bible and makes them real. I did not want to put this book down. I needed to know how these people might have lived there lives for God. Leah finally gets away from her abusive father and then marries a man who has to fight to get freedom for his people. This would be hard to handle for anyone. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
I give this a five out of five stars.
A story of the courageous Maccabees told through the eyes of Judah’s wife Leah.
Having grown up with a cruel father, Leah yearns for a future of peace, safety, and protection. When she marries Judah Maccabee a strong and gentle man, she feels she can rest. The king issues a decree requiring all Jews to conform to Greek laws, customs, and religion. Devout Jews surrender their lives under torture than disobey the Law of Moses to worship Greek gods. Judah’s father dies because he won’t surrender to the king’s laws. Before he dies, he commands Judah to continue the fight. Leah struggles with her husband’s decision.