Three-time Christy Award winner and best-selling author Lynn Austin pens a fascinating historical novel based on actual Biblical events. Shortly after the death of King Solomon in 931 B.C., the Promised Land is divided into two separate nations: Israel in the north, and Judah in the south. Hezekiah is the second son of King Ahaz of Judah. As he comes to power, he must navigate a troubled path to reunite his wayward people with Yahweh.
- Good story, well read but read my review for the slight reduction in star rating.
I enjoyed the story. I particularly like that period of time in the Bible, the book of Kings is just one of my favorites.
My only negative comment (or else it would have been 5 stars) was that I did not really care much for the reader. Although she did a wonderful job on pronunciation of difficult names, I did not enjoy her trying to sound "manly" or "childish" when reading the passages when they were supposed to be spoken by a particular character of a child, soldier, wife or king etc.
I believe that I can discern by following the storyline which character is "speaking".
This was simply my personal reaction to the story.
- Awesome! Spiritually and emotionally encouraging!
Awesome! Spiritually and emotionally encouraging!