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?
miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes
of Judah's wife, who learns that love requires courage . . . and
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*