Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna M. White ~ 5 stars + Favorite!

*Today is my birthday! I'm officially 18 years old. =) Thanks to everyone who participated in my birthday month! I hope you enjoyed the interviews and giveaways and talking to all the generous authors who made it possible!*

A Stray Drop of Blood
Roseanna White
White Fire Publishing
About the book:
Beautiful is a dangerous thing to be when one is unprotected.

For seven years, Abigail has been a slave in the Visibullis house. With a Hebrew mistress and a Roman master, she has always been more family than servant . . . until their son returns to Jerusalem after his years in Rome. Within a few months Jason has taken her to his bed and turned her world upside down. Maybe, given time, she can come to love him as he says he loves her. But how does she open her heart to the man who ruined her?

Israel's unrest finds a home in her bosom, but their rebellion tears apart her world. Death descends with Barabbas's sword, and Abigail is determined to be there when the criminal is punished. But when she ventures to the trial, Barabbas is not the one the crowd calls to crucify. Instead, it is the teacher her master and Jason had begun to follow, the man from Nazareth that some call the Son of God . . .

Born free, made a slave, married out of her bonds, Abigail never knows freedom until she feels the fire of a stray drop of blood from a Jewish carpenter. Disowned by Israel, despised by Rome, desired by all, she never knows love until she receives the smile of a stoic Roman noble.

My review:
If you only read one book for the whole year, this would be the one I recommend. This book touched me so deeply! It is an extraordinary story of God’s amazing mercy on us. Even though we reject Him, disobey Him, hate Him, and run from Him, He never gives up on us. He never leaves us despite the pain we cause Him. I loved this book. I can’t even put into words how amazing it is! The characters are real, dealing with real problems, temptations, and feelings. Wonderful!


Roseanna M. White said...

Thanks so much, Carman--and happy birthday!!

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

XOXO~ Renee

Edna said...

Happy Birthday don't grow up too fast.


Lindsey said...

I'm sorry I'm late, but I just wanted to say I hope you had a great birthday!:)

Casey said...

Happy Birthday and hope it was great! The review is great. I have this book, but am waiting until May to read it with the ACFW book club. I am looking forward to it, I have heard nothing but good things.

+2 I came over here from your giveaway post. :)

Jennifer said...

ooo...I want to read this one! It sounds really good. Almost like what Francine Rivers does, or The Thoenes with their A.D. Chronicles.

Trinity Rose said...

This does sound like an excellent book. Would like to read it soon. This is just a super review.
Hope your birthday was nice just like you.
Trinity Rose

Carman said...

Roseanna~ Thanks! And you're welcome!

Renee~ Thanks!

Edna~ Thank you! I'll try not to. :)

Casey~ Aww... thanks. I'm sure you will love the book when you are able to read it.

Jennifer~ It is. It will definitely be worth your time.

Trinity Rose~ Thanks! I try to do my best when writing reviews. That is such a sweet thing to say! Yes, it was nice. :)