Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Characters, plot, writing - pretty much everything
The Bottom Line:
Trip to ancient
Danger romance adventure
Keep pages turning
Why Did I Wait So Long?
The year is 70 AD. Hadassah, a young Jewish woman, has been captured at the fall of
Taken to Rome,
she is bought to serve the Valerian family. The Valerians are having their own
problems. Decimus, the father, is very traditional, yet his children, Marcus
and Julia, embrace all the decadence Rome
has to offer. Hadassah wants to share her faith in Jesus the Messiah with this
family, but she cannot find the courage to do so. Meanwhile, Atretes has been
captured in Germany and
taken to Rome
as a gladiator. As their lives intertwine, they will all face problems that
will challenge who they are and what they believe.
I just read this book for the first time, and can't believe I waited so long to do so. This is an amazing novel. The characters are strong, the writing is crisp, the plots are remarkable, and the detail given to ancient
Rome makes it
come alive. Every time I picked up this novel, I was drawn into its world by
the engrossing writing style and had a hard time putting it down. There were no
downsides to this engrossing tale.
A Voice in the Wind was my introduction to the books of Francine Rivers, but by no means will this be my last. I am looking forward to finishing this series and exploring her other novels. She is truly a gifted author.