Saturday, October 19, 2013

Tokens Of Promise

by Teresa Pollard
Hope Spring Books

"Beware, Prince of Hebron, her witching ways are strong." Ben Qara's evil words still rang in his ears. Judah is sure he was bewitched by the beautiful Tamar. She is all he can think about. But no, it must not be. He will not break his vow to Yah. He already has a wife, and he will have only one. Tamar must marry Er.
Rescued from disgrace by the handsome Judah, Tamar is already in love with the kind stranger. She eagerly followed Emi's advice on how to win him. It almost worked. He had promised. If only his servant hadn't come at that moment, she'd be his wife now instead of going home with him to be his daughter-in-law. Why had her father agreed to this? Surely he could see her destiny was with Judah?

My Review:

Judah was portrayed as a man with a noble heart.  He was not a man without mistakes or regrets, but he was a man chosen by God to be part of His lineage. Every human emotion was explored in this book - love, joy, anger, hatred, bitterness, regret, lust, jealousy, hypocrisy, sorrow, long suffering, faith, perseverance, and hope to name a few. I found the language to be neither vulgar or typical of Christian fiction, but somewhere in between. 

This is most certainly a book you want to keep from young eyes. For the adult eyes that see this; the relationship between men and women is written quite vividly. I will caution that if your imagination in particular tends to run rampant, you must be careful when reading this novel. There is a note from the author that explains her reasons for using graphic detail in her work, but if you like reading Biblical fiction, this is a very nice addition to the genre. 

This book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. 

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