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The Silk Merchant of Sychar
One woman, five husbands and the weary rabbi at the well who knows everything she ever did. The day after they bury her husband Leah Marcellus loses her baby. A widow and childless, what man will want her now? Her father arranges a second marriage--a profitable business arrangement--sealed on Mount Gerizim, the holy mountain where every true follower of Yahweh worships, ...more
ebook, 258 pages
Published November 10th 2019 by Rhiza Connect
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I started reading this book 3 days ago and could not put it down! I am a fussy reader, I like a good story but for me the most important is the way it is written. I like literature, I like grammar . I don't like weak characters and corny stories. When I read a book I like to be entertained, surprised, challenged. I like to learn things, I like to escape in another culture and be engulfed in its traditions, its people. This book has got it all. It's a peculiar story, the story of a woman in ...more
I was always intrigued how a woman could end up with five husbands! I love historical fiction. This novel is plausible, entertaining and sheds a fascinating light on what life was like for many women in the times when Jesus walked the earth. It delves into varied social and cultural insights of the times and the momentum continues from cover to cover. A great read!