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Rhoda of Cyprus
Gladys Malvern
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Rhoda of Cyprus

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Fifteen-year old Rhoda, used to a life of luxury in Cyprus, rejoins her family in Palestine. There she is appalled at her mother's involvement with a group who worship the new Messiah in secret, but without fear. Rhoda is betrothed to the son of a high priest of the Temple and looks forward to escape from her mother's world of zealotry. But during the year of her ...more
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published 1958 by Macrae Smith
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Feb 10, 2008 Sumi rated it really liked it
Children's book (late grade school) that tells the story of Rhoda, a young Jewish teen who had been raised primarily by her grandmother in Cyprus. Upon her grandmother's death she is sent to join her mother, brother, and Uncle in Jerusalem. She is shocked to discover them to be not at all as she remembered them. They have given up all their riches and fine living and have joined a cult (early Christianity).

The son of the High Priest solicits Rhoda's hand in marriage and with great reluctance he
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Gladys Malvern wrote almost four dozen books in her prolific career as a writer of historical and biographical Young Adult fiction. She was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 17, 1897. Her family roots were in Virginia and her ancestors include such historic American names as Lee, Rolfe, Randolph, and Custis.
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