Monday, March 4, 2013
So Shines the Night
I was super excited when So Shines the Night came up for review on Booksneeze.com, since Tracey Higley is one of my favorite authors! This novel did not disappoint, with its rich historical details and early Christian church background.
Daria is a young widow who has made a way for herself through tutoring on the island of Rhodes in AD 57. When her life is threatened through an attempt to do the right thing, she takes a leap to start anew in Ephesus, tutoring the young merchant who helped save her life. But, things are no different in Ephesus, a city controlled by sorcery and overshadowed by the temple of Artemis. Can Daria find a path of light through the group of Christians known as The Way? Can she hope to make a difference in a world filled with darkness?
As a general rule, I am not usually a fan of Biblical fiction, but I love this series! The story flows nicely and the characters become like best friends by the last page. I also liked that much of the story is based on several chapters from Acts.
Two thumbs up!