Before Christ called her daughter . . .
Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .
Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.
No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?
A beautiful tale of biblical fiction about a woman mentioned in one story of the bible. The woman that Jesus called daughter and healed of a very personal malady.
If the lovely cover does not draw you in, the story will. While the story does contain some harsh elements of the time period, including assault, death, and other issues, it is not a depressing story. This is for sure a more adult level read or for mature teens.
I really liked the small tidbits thrown in about weaving, dyeing cloth and the young Lydia that visits in the story. I also really found that the author wove the love and graciousness that the menfolk in the book had, despite the few harsh men characters. Since the authors background is what it is, I loved that especially.
This book was given for me for review by NetGalley and the publisher. The opinions expressed herein are my own.
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