Lioness: Mahlah's Journey
While the Israelites struggle to occupy the Promised Land of God, Mahlah bat Zelophehad is orphaned and left to care for her four sisters. But daughters of the dead are unable to inherit land, and it will take a miracle for Mahlah to obtain the means to care for her sisters and uphold the vow she made ...more
Mahlah's rock-solid faith in God despite some super tough circumstances really challenged my faith and left me feeling inspired to be brave.
I liked that there was romance (I don't read Biblical fiction a lot, but I felt there was more romance than most Biblical fiction) and I REALLY liked Noah and Jeremiah, who will feature in the next book.
I wasn't quite as big of a fan of the romantic ...more
I was sold on this Biblical fiction book when I received a free excerpt. That took me under, hook, line, and sinker, and I had to purchase a full copy of this book for myself. This is a story based on the daughters of Zelophehad in Numbers 27:4. Barbara Britton, the creator of Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey, has planned a whole series. You can anticipate all three books by next April (book 2, Heavenly Lights: Noah’s Journey-February; and book three, Claiming Canaan, Mil ...more
While Britton acknowled ...more
My expectations were blown right out of the water from page one. I immediately felt connected to the main character, Mahlah, as well as to her sisters and the close bond that they all shared with each other. Their narrative was tra ...more
One of the reasons I enjoy reading Biblical fiction is the opportunity to take a deeper look at accounts of men and women spoken of in Scripture. And sometimes, being able to see things differently than I had pictured.
I have often read about the daughters of Zelophehad and haven't actually thought much about them. I mean, they asked Moses for an inheritance, he asked God, God said okay. Not much there, right?
Depends on who is looking, ...more
Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey is no different. In this story, I was so impressed with the bravery of Mahlah as she battles for her right (and the right of her sisters) to inh ...more
The daughters of Zelophehad, first mentioned in Numbers in the Bible, are five orphaned sisters. The oldest, Mahlah, must stand up against a male-dominated society to claim her family’s right to property in the Promised Land. The author skillfu ...more
In Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey, author Barb M. Britton introduces readers to a brave, strong-willed young woman willing to risk her life for the safety of her four younger sisters. Mahlah’ ...more
Mahlah, the eldest, doesn’t let that stop her. She has to be a lioness, and challenges anyone who sees them fit only to be married off or become servants.
Her childhood friend Reuben broke her heart when he married another. Now he’s widowed and has an adorable son. Does he support her efforts to inherit their father’s land in Can/>Mahlah, ...more