Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews
"Seeing" Job's actions in the flesh, especially as he reacts to his initial losses provides a powerful example of relying on and remaining faithful to God in the midst of heavy trial. I also enjoyed the inclusion of Jacob's daughter, Dinah, in Job's life, and I appreciate the author's notes about her research indicating that this relationship was entirely possible. There is a beautiful scene of redemption for Dinah, that she later shares with other characters.
The book is beautiful with an attractive cover and a synopsis that creates interest. The characters are well-developed and experience change and growth throughout the story. The classic plot-line has interesting and emotional scenes as well as a few twists added. And most importantly the theme is strong and has a powerful impact. I would definitely recommend this book, with the assumption that readers will also read the book of Job and the Biblical story of Dinah.
Posted by Megan @ Inspired by Fiction at 10:54 AM
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This is one of the first historical fiction books set in biblical times which I have read. I am very impressed with this debut novel, and look forward to what is yet to come from Mesu Andrews!
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