Saturday, 2 May 2009

Janette Oke

Janette Oke pioneered inspirational fiction, and her first novel, Love Comes Softly, has sold over one million copies. The bestselling author of over 70 books— which have sold nearly 26 million copies has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist’s perspective. A bestselling author in his own right, Davis Bunn was elated to work with Oke again. Now, from this dynamic team, and after a seven year gap, comes the sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity, The Centurion's Wife.

Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in first-century Palestine, Leah, a Jewess, is also engulfed in her own turmoil: an arranged marriage to an ambitious Roman soldier, Alban.
Head of the garrison near Galilee, Alban has been assigned by Pilate to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah’s mistress, the governor’s wife, secretly commissions Leah to also discover what really has become of this man whose death—and missing body—is causing such furor.
Offering a fresh and unique perspective on the life of Christ, The Centurion’s Wife is an epic tale of danger, betrayal, and a love that crosses irreconcilable heritages, touching the inmost places in the human heart.
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