Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Mother of Faith
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Class/Genre: Fiction Religious Fiction
Multnomah, Jun 2001, $10.99, 320 pp.
When Patroclus learns his wife's newborn is female, he sends for Marcus Scaevolus to take away the unnecessary brat. Remembering how she felt like an animal in that same courtyard, Ethiopian slave Amanis intervenes and defies the word of her Master by rescuing his newborn female. With no place else to turn, Amanis takes the endangered infant to the Jews.
When Patroclus turns to sorcerers to learn why he has had a string of bad luck including a female infant, a frightened Amanis panics and flees. Patroclus and Scaevolus pursue Amanis to punish her for her crime. Wherever she goes, Amanis rescues infants until she adopts a crippled baby, but will they ever be safe?
The third book in the Daughters of Faith series, MOTHER OF FAITH, is a superb biblical fiction work that will electrify sub-genre readers. Thom Lemmons paints a realistic picture of the times through his characters. Especially hooking the audience is Amanis whose caring and kind persona rings genuine even though she constantly places her self at risk. Fans of Mr. Lemmons will enjoy his latest tale and newcomers like this reviewer will hunt down the two previous novels
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