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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Judah's Wife by Angela Hunt

Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses.

Judah's father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight--or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband's decision--what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long?

The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah's wife, who learns that love requires courage . . . and sacrifice. @goodreads 

This is the story of Judah and his wife, Leah. 

Leah's life growing up was horrible. She had an abusive dad and I felt bad for her. 

It was lovely when she met Judah and they fell in love. 

Their story is a hard one and it is very sad at times. They were separated for most of the book due to war and things of that nature. 

This is the first book I have read from this author and I think she did a good job although I don't know a lot about that time in history. 

*Thank you to BethanyHouseBloggers for a print copy of this book*


  1. This sounds like an emotional read. I don't see too many books set in this time period or with this kind of content. I may check this one out! Great review, Melissa!

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah. I got this as one of my picks from one of my blogging places. But I looked on Amazon and there seems to be a bunch of them. =)