Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor-Biblical Fiction Comes Alive!

Mary Magdalene, Diana Taylor, 978-0-8007-2048-3

What is the price of one's freedom in comparison to a lifetime of sorrow?

As a young girl Mary's father Jared commissions her friend to begin teaching her the Torah, a privilege not usually afforded to women. On one fateful night her life rests in the hands of greedy and ruthless individuals. An illness as a result envelopes her, leaving in it's wake a horrible name. Who will deliver her from the pain and suffering that imprisons her?

A most enjoyable, and impossible to put down biblical novel that promises excitement, grace and accuracy from a most gifted author. Historical figures come to life in a familiar story but with a new storyline and a fresh voice. Well formed bright and vivacious characters seem like old friends rather than just personalities in a novel. Dialogue, description and scenery blended together expertly leaving no holes, dead ends or dull parts. Like her previous novels Journey to the Well and Martha, Mary Magdalene will capture your heart, hold your attention and leave you hungering for more! I look forward to reading more from Ms. Taylor. I was challenged in my faith, highly entertained and found the overall message to be very inspiring! I will recommend this well written novel to others. Thank you to Revell Publishing for my complimentary copy to review for this blog tour.

Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Diana Wallis Taylor is the author of Journey to the Well and Martha, and has published many articles, and has contributed stories to several books. Taylor lives in California. Find out more at

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