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Temper the Wind (Days of the Judges )

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Alternate Cover Edition of ASIN: B00CX7P4EK

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For eighteen years, Gilead has been under relentless attack from neighboring Ammon. Javan, a tall, handsome Israelite warrior, has lost everything during the Ammonite attacks. The sole survivor of his family
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Published (first published May 20th 2013)
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Rochelle
Apr 29, 2015 Rochelle rated it it was amazing
All I can say is WOW. Powerful and very Moving I have never before read a book that kept me interested page after page after page. I didn't feel the need to flip to the end to see if I could find my favorite characters name to still see if they were still in the store. I have told my friends and co-workers this book is a must read. It was hard to put down, took me 14hrs to read the whole thing split into 3dys time. I had to find out what happened to her, what happened to him how it turned out in ...more
puppitypup
Historical Romance/Ancient Israel Too simplistic

I feel bad leaving this review, I truly do. I normally shy away from books with few ratings, but I was unaccountably led astray by the good reviews.

I should have known better, this has happened before. The Christian Fiction genre seems to be filled with good-hearted reviewers who are only able to offer words of encouragement. I like to be an encourager too, but I can't lie, and the writing here is not up to par, not even for the Christian Fiction
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Bethany N Wallace
THe first thing I noticed was the rich, historical, realistic details, which I loved about this book. The second thing was the developing characters. I came to know them very well: brave and vulnerable Taleh, strong and compassionate Javan, foolish and loyal Obed, sad and lovable Leah, wise and elderly Saul, tough and tender Sarah... They all held my attention. I also loved how the author showed us the true nature of Israel's enemies. How harsh it seems to wipe out entire civilizations, but ...more
Tinamari
Jan 07, 2015 Tinamari rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of book I would love to read more of: set in Bible times, yet without rewriting or imagining lives for any Biblical historical figures beyond what is revealed in the Bible, Mary Ellen Boyd takes the reader on a fascinating visit to a very different time and place. The way she weaves together a great story with the customs, laws and culture of Bible-time Israel is a delight, reminding one of the humanness of the contemporaries of the time which is often so easy to overlook ...more
Mikayla Eckel cifrese
Great ending

It gets too detailed about their kissing and desires early on in the book, and it's rather unrealistic how she falls for him so quickly after being so mad at him. overall though it's a good book with a great ending.
Shawn
Sep 06, 2013 Shawn rated it really liked it
Who knew Bible-based fiction could be so action-packed and suspenseful? What creativity to play out the application of an obscure text in the Bible! I love it and can't wait to read more in the series!
Rebekah Weekes
Oct 04, 2014 Rebekah Weekes rated it it was amazing
Great book based on the law of Moses. The author took parts of the Bible we normally overlook, and based a great story on it. It really made some previously confusing passages clear. Good choice if you like Mesu Andrews or Jill Eileen Smith.
Randy
Apr 26, 2014 Randy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This could have been a good book but way to many editing errors to enjoy. Some paragraphs, in their entirety, were repeated over and over. Once it's fixed I think it will be a good book.
Dawn Traylor
Jun 25, 2016 Dawn Traylor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

This was a good read, especially for summer. Pretty light but enough intrigue to keep you reading. Can't wait to start the next one in the series.
Shelina
Aug 03, 2016 Shelina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved how accurate this book was to biblical history. So hard to find these days. I can truly recommend this book to anyone looking for a 'clean' read.
Vicki M Rathke
Jun 21, 2014 Vicki M Rathke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the book.

The story was fast paced and interesting. I could hardly put the book down.

I would recommend to readers who enjoy reading biblical romance.
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Mary Ellen Boyd is a writer of all kinds of genres in fiction, fantasy, mystery, even time travel. She writes what she loves, but it must have a happy ending. Her favorite is Biblical fiction, her special passion building fictional stories around factual accounts. Temper The Wind is her first novel, and is set in the time of the Judges. How could she not write about a scripture that required ...more
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