Alone: The Woman at the Well
Alone: The Woman at the Well  -     By: Golden Keyes Parsons
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 108
Vendor: Whitefire Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.8 X 5 X 0.4 (inches)
ISBN: 1939023041
ISBN-13: 9781939023049

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Always alone...always thirsting for love. Marah's life has been difficult. Orphaned and left in the care of a cold step-father, she thought she found escape in marriage. But when tragedy leaves her alone again, with a house full of children to tend, harsh reality sets in. Will Marah ever know joy, or is she destined to live up to her name and be bitter forever? Then one day a stranger visits the well and asks for a drink of water, a stranger who knows everything she has ever done. And suddenly Marah is given a taste of all she had so long thirsted for.

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  1. Melissa
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Very Engaging
    December 21, 2017
    Melissa
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I wasn't sure how Golden would play this out but it is nicely done. You actually start with Marah's encounter with Jesus and that story is slow revealed as we read about Marah's backstory.

    This was a fully engaging story and a quick read as well. Of course this is Golden's idea of what could have happened and how Marah could have ended up with five husbands but it is definitely an interesting perspective.

    If you enjoy Biblical fiction I'm sure you would like this one.

    A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
  2. eLynda
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Fictional Backstory for the Woman at the Well
    October 27, 2017
    eLynda
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I don't often read Biblical fiction, but having read and enjoyed the author before, I thought I would see her take on this well-known story from Scripture. Sometimes, I get caught up in a judgmental attitude before being reminded that my sin is no different from another's; the difference is I am forgiven. This short read helped humanize the woman at the well and bring her to life for me--a real person, with a real past, who met a real Savior.

    Though her backstory is fictional, these events are completely realistic. The reader is invited into her life, to experience both joy and sorrow, and to contemplate what might have happened to bring her to the well to meet Jesus when she did. I feel like I grew to know her and to care about her circumstances. By doing that, I am also reminded that the flesh and blood people around me also have a "backstory" that changes their perceptions and behaviors.

    Those who enjoy Biblical fiction will enjoy this one as well. I would recommend it for mature readers due to some thematic content that can be difficult to read, but it would be a great conversation starter for parents and older teens, or even a study group looking at this passage in Scripture.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from WhiteFire Publishing but was under no obligation to post a positive review. The thoughts expressed are both honest and my own.
  3. Vickie
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    A woman looking for love
    October 25, 2017
    Vickie
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This is a fictionalized account of the woman at the well in John 4. While I am a fan of historical fiction, I have decided I am not a fan of Biblical fiction. This book gave great insight into the cultural customs of the day concerning women and marriage but it was really hard for me to go beyond the information given in scripture to like a story that gives the woman a name along with a son that matches the parable of the Good Samaritan . I think I would have enjoyed it more as a devotional story about how a woman of that time may have come to be in a position to wish to avoid the scorn of other women by going to the well in the heat of the day, leaving her and her family nameless.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required.
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