Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews ~ 5 stars

Love Amid the Ashes
Mesu Andrews
Revell Publishing
About the book:
An epic story of love and forgiveness, suffering and restoration

When her beloved grandfather Isaac dies, Dinah must follow his final command: travel to Job's household to marry his son. After Job's world comes crashing down, Dinah finds herself drawn to this great man brought low. What will she risk to fight for his survival?

Mesu Andrews weaves an emotional and stirring account of Job and Dinah. Love Amid the Ashes breathes life, romance, and passion into the classic biblical story of suffering and steadfast faith.

My review:
Well, this book certainly captured my emotions! I cried so often while reading this book. It is a very touching story. (I even got really mad at Job’s friends/family when they came to see him. I was truly angry at them! LOL) The author did an amazing job of portraying the time period, family squabbles, and inner battles that the characters faced. The romance was sweet and I loved how everything turned out! The ending was just wonderful. It was all very well done. Also, this book has definitely aroused my curiosity to read more about these characters in the Bible! In my opinion, this is a great romantic Biblical fiction novel.

Available March 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


EJ said...

I just picked up the book "Love Amid the Ashes" at the Christian bookstore the other day. Loved your review - will definitely put this book at the top of my next to read list. Especially the fact that it made you want to read more about the characters in the Bible.


Jackie S. said...

This does sound like a good read!! I enjoyed your review; think I will look for this book soon!

cheryl c said...

This sounds like a great book. I am hesitant to read it for myself, though, because I hate to cry!
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Leanne said...

Oooh, this does sound good! I haven't read any Biblical fiction before. It's ironic you mention being mad at Job's friends. One of my friends just mentioned that she had just finished reading through Job. She talked about how angry she was with Job's friends, too! It's been awhile since I've read anything out of Job, so maybe I should go back and read that before reading this book if I decide to!

apple blossom said...

love Biblical fiction books this sounds like a good book thanks for the review

diana said...

Thanks for the review! I was unsure about this book but I trust your judgement! The cover is fabulous...very eye-catching!

karenk said...

a great review/posting :)

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Anne Payne said...

Sounds good! It's always nice to know if you need a box of tissue on hand :)

Bluerose said...

This is one I definitely want to read, but I think after reading your review I'll wait a few weeks. I'm too emotional these days!! :)

That's also one of the perks for me when I read Biblical fiction. I want to go study more from the Bible just to compare how close to the real story the author kept theirs.

Edna said...

you wrote a great review and you are just turning nineteen, you may become writer yourself.


Casey said...

This does seem like an interesting story. Books very rarely make me cry, EXCEPT for Karen Kingsbury. I'm always bawling during those. Thanks for the review! :)

Charity U said...

Wow, sounds riveting!

Carman said...

Thank you for each of your comments, guys! I read and appreciate every single one of them! :)

Danmark said...

Mesu Andrews brought these Biblical Characters to life! With her knowlege of the Bible and her passion in words. I could almost smell the Camels as Job and Dinah made their way to Uz. This is a Must Read! I ordered 4 more copies for friends, I know they will enjoy Love Amid the Ashes as much as I did.