Moriyah has a complicated history. She was a captive and was branded a temple prostitute. After her escape, she returns to her home but keeps her face covered in shame. Her father finds a man who promises to marry her anyway, and Moriyah is determined to honor her father.
Darek catches Moriyah’s eyes from behind her veil the night before she is to meet her betrothed and is captivated. He wants to win her heart but feels betrayed when he discovers who she is betrothed to. Will they be able to overcome the odds stacked against them, find justice and mercy, and love each other?
While this wasn’t quite as stunning of a series-starter as Counted with the Stars was, it was still an excellent read. The Old Testament themes tied in with the overriding message of salvation, redemption, and freedom well. The setting and timeline was a little hard to follow due to its ancient history, but I found a map at the back of the book that was helpful. I loved the characters and how they related to each other, pursuing what was right. It also tied in characters from the Out of Egypt series, which was neat to have a little update on them.
I would definitely recommend this book to lovers of ancient history, the Bible, and biblical fiction!
Thank you to Bethany House publishers for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.
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