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A Stray Drop of Blood (A Stray Drop of Blood #1)

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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  245 ratings  ·  47 reviews
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
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ebook, 344 pages
Published February 21st 2013 by Whitefire Publishing (first published July 1st 2005)
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Dina Sleiman
A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna White is a novel of epic proportions that blew me away. It beautifully wove together rich history, complex characters, deep spiritual content, romance, and a mesmerizing story all in an edgy and artistic package. This book is reminiscent of the highly acclaimed Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers, yet takes its own unique twists and turns through the Roman Empire and the lives of the early Christians.

Abigail is a dangerously beautiful Hebrew slave girl l
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Molly
Mar 10, 2010 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!!!
Recommended to Molly by: Roseanna M. White
How do I put into words my thoughts on this absolutely WONDERFUL and AMAZING Biblical fiction book WITHOUT giving away spoilers? I just don't know where to begin! I suppose that I could say that this book was great and well written and all the usual things that come in a review. But this one, I just don't feel good about doing that.

I reviewed two books by Jill Eileen Smith not long ago, both of which were Biblical fiction, Abigail and Michal. However, as good as those ones were, A Stray Drop of
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Terri Harr
I am not sure what I expected when I picked up this book. But I got much more than I could have ever dreamed. The story sounded great. I was hooked from the first paragraph. The characters came alive as I read. And not just a few but each one that came through the book grabbed my attention as if I were in the same room watching it all happen. It was a powerful story that gripped my heart.


It is not your typical romance and it isn't your typical Christian romance. It takes into account the way th
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Alexia
Great book! However, I would never recommend this to anyone who is not married. It is very intense and almost graphic with descriptions. Pretty much, Redeeming Love has nothing on this book. I really connected with this book on a spiritual level. I will definitely read other books by this author. I'm shocked that this was her debut novel. Truly amazing!
Stephanie Morrill
A Stray Drop of Blood is an excellent read. My first encounter with Biblical Fiction was The Red Tent, which I appreciated for its realistic portrayal of Biblical times, yet I missed the spiritual element. A Stray Drop of Blood both accurately depicts life in the time of Jesus as well as delves into the spiritual struggles of Jews and Romans alike.

I'm eager to get my hands on another book by Roseanna White!
Lisa Nishimura
I was looking for a good Christian historical fiction book after I finished reading Jill Eileen Smith's "The Wives of King David" series. This did not disappoint!
Susan
Jun 09, 2013 Susan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian Historical Fiction Lovers
If you loved Francine Rivers's Mark of the Lion series, you'll love this book as well.
Anne Baxter Campbell
A Stray Drop of Blood, an Inspirational Historical Romance, is set in the time of Christ, ably written by Roseanna M. White, published by WhiteFire Publishing in 2005 and 2009. The ISBN Number is 987-0-9765444-6.3.
Ms. White got the idea for this book when she was just 15 years old, and she created a short story which somehow grew to a full-length novel. Her aim in creating the story was to show the crucifixion from the viewpoint of a young Jewish woman (Abigail) suffering from a severe case of r
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Cindy
Roseanna M. White

2005/2009

White Fire Publishing

Fiction/Christian



Reviewed by Cindy Loven



A Stray Drop of Blood is a reprint of Roseanna White's book first released in 2005. A Christian historical novel, this book is not light reading. It is a very intense story. A wonderfully written story, this story of a little girl, whose mother died, sold into slavery, and raised more as a daughter of the home, than a slave.

The story of young Abigail, a Jewish slave girl bought by a Roman soldier, married to
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Christine Lindsay
In Stray Drop of Blood, Roseanna White created a character, Abigail, a young Hebrew girl, who comes to live in the home of kind Roman soldier and his wife. At first this seems like an overdone idea. But the author truly breathes life into this story from the very first page. Abigail grows up to become an educated and beautiful young woman. But being beautiful can often place a women in the greatest danger. As a vulnerable Jewish slave in a Roman home Abigail comes under the indolent and selfish ...more
Edwina Cowgill

Imagine if you will, that you are a young girl living during the Biblical age and sold as a slave to a prominent family of Jerusalem. Hard to imagine? You don’t have to because Roseanna M. White has done that for you in A Stray Drop of Blood. Ms. White takes you right into the heart and life of Abigail, who is the young girl sold into slavery. You are there when she is sold as a slave. You watch as she becomes more of a daughter than slave in the Visibullis home. You are shocked as the Visibulli
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Narelle
A Stray Drop of Blood is Roseanna M. White’s captivating debut Biblical fiction novel. The story is set in Jerusalem and Rome around the time of Jesus’ ministry.

Eight year old Hebrew girl Abigail is orphaned and sold into slavery by her stepfather. She is purchased by a Roman prefect as a companion for his Hebrew wife. Abigail is educated and raised as if she was their own daughter and her immense beauty is both a blessing and curse. Six years later her master’s son, a Roman soldier, returns hom
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Jeannette Garcia
By far one of my top 5 favorite books of all time! This novel was masterfully penned and portrayed a very captivating story during the time of the crucifixion and after. The descriptive scenes allowed me to imagine exactly how everything was happening, from the trial to Titus and Abigail in prayer. This novel resonated so much emotion within me as the characters began to explore and delve deeper in their newfound faith in Jesus. This book reminded me so much of the Mark of the Lion series by Fra ...more
Tatjana
I loved this book. I feel that a good book should leave you feeling as if you've lost a family upon finishing it. This is exactly how this book made me feel after I read it. Eventhough life in Abigails time seemed pretty hard for a woman the world Roseanna White describes, the people, the streets and families only makes you want to be there for yourself to be a part of it if only to watch from a distance. Not to mention the love that grows between Abigail and (I will not mention his name so as n ...more
Sandi Rog
Roseanna White not only totally impressed me with her fine prose, but more especially, her fine storytelling abilities. From page one, she hooked me. I grew with each character, loved and hated them, cried and laughed with them. The word that comes to mind when describing A Stray Drop of Blood is RICH. Each character and layer of the plot was richly woven into a tapestry of fine art. It's been a long time since I could actually look forward to picking up a book and regret putting it down--just s ...more
Carman
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!
Miss Beejee
I have fallen in love with reading books of biblical fiction such as this. Such a great enhancement of my journey to the Lord. I love learning in this fashion. It makesmit allmclick in my head. All of Roseanna White's books are excellent.
June Foster
A Stray Drop of Blood put me in the center of the crucifiction. I'd highly recommend this Biblical novel.
Golden Parsons
Wonderful, well researched Biblical fiction/romance
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I loved the book! I will write more later!!
Laura
"A Stray Drop of Blood" was a very unique story that I enjoyed. I really admired Abigail and think she is one of the strongest heroines I have read. I was blown away by her strength to keep going in the mist of trials and how she never gave up.

This leads me to mention that the romance was good in parts, but heartbreaking in others. I actually got so mad at Abigail's lover that I was grateful for an interruption to put the book down. To say the least, it had taken me a while to warm up to this ch
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Tina Rice
A Stray Drop of Blood***** by Roseanna M White

If you like Biblical fiction you will love this story. This is a story about a slave girl, Abigail in the Visibullis home. Abigail feels more like family than slave but her world is about to be turned upside down. The Visibullis' son, Jason, returns home after spending years in Jerusalem and selfishly takes Abigail against her will. What will become of her now that she is ruined? Does Jason love her and can she learn to love him after what he has don
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Rachael
Jan 25, 2014 Rachael rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are okay with edgy christian fiction
Shelves: christian
A Stray Drop of Blood takes place during the time Jesus was in His ministry - rumors of a healer, the possible Messiah, abound. For Abigail, a slave - albeit a well-loved one, and nearly a daughter - in a Roman household, the rumors have little effect other than to arouse idle curiosity. When her master's son takes her as a concubine, her life changes rapidly, eventually leading her to the crucifixion of Jesus. Primarily this is the story of Abigail, but in some respects, it is also the story of ...more
Katie
I give this book 4 stars! It was engaging and exciting, holding my interested from chapter 1. The only reason I docked it a point was because of some of the mature content inside the book.

It didn’t take many pages into this engaging book before I was enthralled with the story of Abigail’s life as a slave in a Roman/Jewish home. The clock beside my bed often displayed the wee hours of the morning before I placed the book in my nightstand and turned off the lights. The book kept me guessing the en
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Nora St Laurent
I’ve just finished A Stray Drop of Blood, I’m speechless, teary eyed, filled with wonder and know I’ve caught a glimpse of a Biblical time period in a whole new way. Roseanna White has written a masterfully crafted story with characters I grew to love and some I loathed. The people in this story have been forever embedded in my heart and mind as they learned of Jesus and finally encounter him up-close and personal. It’s an enthralling read.

I’m so thankful to have received a review copy of this a
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Michelle Griep
A Stray Drop of Blood is a fast-paced story that keeps you guessing until the very end. The unexpected plot twists and action make for an entertaining read—not your average ‘I-know-how-this-is-going-to-end’ type of tale.
One thing that author Roseanna White really nails is influencing a readers’ emotions via characterization. When main character Jason Visibullis was introduced, I took an instant dislike to the man, which rapidly turned to disgust. However, later on, White managed to completely
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April
The best historical novels draw you in and make you feel like you've been there. The best historical biblical fiction does the same, with one caveat--the next time you open your bible, you see it clearer, you can imagine the people better, you identify with the experiences more. And that's just what A Stray Drop of Blood does. The author did an expert job of making the characters accessible, real and easy to identify with. I loved Abigail's story. Her road to trust and faith in a loving creator ...more
Kimberly
Didn't think I would like this story as much as I liked another book by this author (Jewel of Persia) but I was wrong. This one was just as good if not better.
Laura
Very good. I liked the part where Abigail was taking care of her slave after her friend's father had his way with her.
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