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The One Who Sees Me

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Teenage slave girl Faru’s life has been turned upside down when she discovers she’s been traded to a new master, forcing her to leave all she‘s ever known. Upon her arrival, Faru meets a friend, Cailean, who helps her adjust to life in the strange location. Life settles into a new pattern, and romance blossoms between the young friends. But as soon as they plan to get marr ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published September 16th 2015 by Vox Dei
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Sandra Stiles
I received a copy to facilitate my review.

Kandi Wyatt has taken historical fiction and elevated it to a higher level. Her world building pulls you in and puts you right in the middle of the adventure. This is why I love her books. I immediately recogized the story line in her newest book. It is the story of Hagar and her son Ishmael. However, she has taken the information from the Bible and told Hagars story from her perspective. She also removed it from the Biblical time period and set it in me
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Christianonfire2
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
‘The One Who Sees me’ is a story about a Biblical Character that most of us will look at in a new light after reading this book. It takes us on a journey with Faru, a common servant who one day becomes the maid servant of the very favored Lord Cegrol and Lady Cwen. A Lord and Lady who has been promised a special child by The Existing One.
In finding her new life Faru learns about the remarkably strong faith of her Lord and the true Divine Power of the God he serves, and the depth of The Existing
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Agnieszka
I'm so glad I finally read this book. It's retelling of the story of Hagar.
This book was so amazing I can't really find the right words to express it. I needed some time at the beginning to get used to the exchange of names and places from the biblical story with fictional. The entire setting and the way the story was told appeared very believable, realistic and I had the feeling I really see the characters with their flaws and virtues as well as their development. I'm not sure I can agree with
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Kandi Wyatt
Sep 29, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
It is my book. I love this story and am glad that others will see it in a new light. Have fun getting to know Faru and Cailean and Lord Cegrol and Lady Cwen.
Hannah Heath
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A tough story (Hagar from Genesis) handled very well. Rather than set in the middle east in early Biblical times, it seemed to be set closer to medieval times in Europe. An interesting twist.

The character development was also good. Clearly, Hagar, Abraham, and Sarah had major faults, something that is not shied away from in this story. Wyatt took the dark sides of humanity and the beauty of faith and used them to weave a difficult, yet truthful portrayal of the Biblical story. Because the story
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Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Melissa Lee
I was sent a copy of The One Who Sees Me by Kandi J. Wyatt, from the author in exchange for an honest review.

A couple of years ago I began reading Christian fiction, mostly with a historical setting. Although I admit I’m not a religious person, so I wasn’t familiar with the Biblical story that this novel was inspired by.

The One Who Sees Me isn’t a book I would typically gravitate to, but as I read along I found myself enjoying Faru’s story. The characters were interesting to me and the fast pace
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Lydia Thomas
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
The One Who Sees Me by Kandi J. Wyatt is well-written, creative, and undoubtedly historically accurate. The world and characters are believable and relatable. But there’s more to this story then plot, world, and characters: it’s a story about God, and His dealings with people. And, for that reason, I am certain it will be on my mind for a long time to come.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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Ann
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The author has taken the story of Hagar from the Bible and has written a Biblical fiction story that I very much enjoyed.; I was pulled into Faru's story from the first pages and the author has done a wonderful job of telling her story as she learns to put her faith in God. This is the first I have read by this author but I definitely look forward to reading more by her. I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review, and it is one that I definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys ...more
Irene Adam
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ebook free from the author through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. This is a very well written piece of Biblical historical fiction. The author portrays Hagar (Faru) as a “surrogate mother” and lets us see what life may have been like for Hagar and Ishmael. More than that it deals with faith in God, trusting in him, and God’s grace. This is an excellent book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading Biblical historical fiction.
Kasey
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is great! I am a prereader for many books by this publisher. I loved that Kandi made characters that I could fall in love with. This book is great. I have recommended to my friends and family to check it out. Great job Kandi!
Janine
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The One Who Sees Me was well written. It was interesting to view the biblical story of Hagar in a new way.
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