Book: Ashes Like Bread - A Biblical Novel of Lamech and His Two Wives (Thrones of Genesis Series Book 1) by Jean Hoeflingcategories: Book, Historical Fantasy, Clean Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Bible Women, Genesis History, Supernatural Beings, Strong Bible Women, Ancient Myths, Fallen Angels, Adam and Eve, Biblical Fiction
Jean Hoeflingabout this book: Fans of biblical fiction and historical fantasy will love this intense story of a willful young prophetess of the primal world who refuses to deny her ability to predict the future. But once Zyla has obtained everything she thought she couldn't live without (including her sister's husband), will she find the moral strength to battle against the horrors of what she prophesied, and learn what it is to really love?
In this historical fantasy, I give an obscure Bible character the chance to tell her story. Zyla is mentioned in Genesis 4, along with her sister, Adah. All the Bible says is that Zyla bore at least two children and was married to a narcissistic murderer. What would that be like, in a time of little technology, and when supernatural beings manifested on the earth?
I have always been fascinated with the mystery of history. The older the story, the better. I took my title from Psalm 102:9: "For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping." This lament describes the complexity of human choices and their effect on us.
Buy Ashes Like Bread today you like ancient legends and Old Testament re-imaginings, and see the distant past through a prophet's eyes!
What reviewers are saying about Ashes Like Bread:
• "... a story of courage and love that will grip every reader's heart and mind. Zyla's character is surprisingly relatable even to contemporary readers, perhaps the unique reason why this is a book that will leave an intellectually stimulating aftertaste long after we finish reading it." — Readers Favorite, 5 stars
• "Wow. Rarely have I been pulled into a book so thoroughly and held captive by the amazing characters and world within its pages." — Reviews and Interviews, 5 stars
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