Love Amid The Ashes was a wonderful story. It is my first book by this author and I am really impressed. I have always loved the story of Job so this was really a joy for me to read his story in a novel version. I really liked that she brought Job's wife character more alive because the bible does not give us much details about her except the fact that she told him to curse God and die. I was really excited to meet Dinah Jacob's daughter in this book because again not much is said about her in the bible after her brothers bloodshed. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. I highly recommend this story to other readers.
A whirlwind of historical fact, drama, love, and God's word, are all woven together to make two remarkable Biblical characters come to life. The details of family life in an era when women were treated as chattel is so rich and vibrant, you sympathize with the women, and burn over the arrogance of some of the men. And the picture of Job's suffering is so vivid, that it would be impossible to view the book of Job the same way again. And through it all, you see God's hand overseeing and directing, even through the failures of men.
If there was a higher rating for historical fiction, I would give it. Mesu Andrews has a new fan.
I have always loved Historical Fiction & have been intrigued by Job's story due to my own history of illness. I found this book so interesting & easy to read that I finished it in one day! My mind is still lingering on the complexities and thought-provoking concepts. The author did a great job explaining how God's Truth is constant, but historical study & imagination can weave parts of stories the Bible does not reveal. I can't wait to read more from this author!
I couldn't put this book down! I studied the book of Job in the Bible so I knew what he was going through to a certain extent, but this book topped it off. I could see and feel what he went through. A really good book to read and follow in the Bible also. Also, don't forget to read the very end, the author tells where she found some of the information and that was very interesting too.
At first I was very confused with all of the names that were introduced and found it difficult to keep them straight. It did get easier, but some of the names/characters were hard to remember. That being said, it was a really good book. I found that it made me want to read the story of Job again in the Bible to remember what exactly was fact vs fiction. After losing a child of my own I found it interesting to read how this author perceived just how Job and his wife handled it. I would recommend this to a friend.