I’ve always been fascinated with the Biblical story of Job. What faith he must have had to endure all the hardships in his life. When I was offered a copy of Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews to read and review, I jumped at the chance.
From what I remember of the Bible story, Job’s wife wasn’t mentioned that often. In this book, however, she is a prevalent character together with Job and their passion for each other brings so much to their tale of tragedy and love. The book was engaging from the beginning and I was engrossed in not only their journey together, but the journey the author allowed me to take with them. I could feel their despair and happiness and love in myself while living this well researched story. It was easy to picture myself there with them as Mesu does a beautiful job describing the surroundings.
I was already a huge fan of Biblical fiction before reading Love Amid the Ashes, but this book cemented it all over again for me. If you’ve never read this genre in the past, I suggest trying this book. I think you’ll enjoy it so much.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.