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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Providence: Hannah's Journey by Barbara M. Britton



"Providence: Hannah's Journey" will release in e-book on September 16, 2016 and in print on October 1, 2016. 

I received an ARC of this and LOVED it.
My review:
Providence: Hannah's Journey is an unputdownable story. Pulling you in from the first page, it plunges you straight into Biblical times and the life of someone, who despite her heritage, is little more than a slave, and a disfigured one at that. However, her faith takes her on a journey she could little envisage as she puts God and other's first.


Back cover blurb:
As the sole daughter of the chief priest, Hannah is publicly shamed when the prophet of Israel refuses to heal her.
Determined to restore her family’s honor, Hannah escapes Jerusalem in hopes of finding the prophet and convincing him to heal her deformities. Gilead, a young Hebrew guard sympathetic to her plight, willingly accompanies her. On their way, they are captured by a band of raiders.
Hannah is forced to serve in the household of the commander of the Aramean army, an officer who is in need of healing himself. Meanwhile Gilead is being used as sword practice for the Aramean soldiers.
Hannah must act fast to save Gilead and herself. But survival means coaxing the prophet of Israel to heal and enemy commander.

Extract:

“Alabaster, beads, bangles,” a merchant shouted.
Leave it to a salesman to find opportunity behind the rump of a slow donkey. His father had taught him well.
The chants of the merchant grew louder, came closer. “Men, trinkets for the fair and lovely.”
Hannah believed the heckler was upon her. Did he mistake her for a man? She had no free hand to test his wares.
“Young woman.”
The address was too close to ignore. Her elbow rose to ward off his seller’s assault. Her heart rapped against her chest anticipating a run home.
“Ah, but your arm is bare. Can I not interest you in—”
She whipped her head his direction.
And stared.
At her bracelet. The rubies sparkled in the sunlight they captured.
At Gil. And his radiant smile.
“You do have interest.” He herded her without a touch toward a narrow side street. “Your father has coin, no doubt.”
She matched his pace not knowing where he was guiding her and not caring. Gil had found her and she would follow him out of the crowd, out of the city, out to Mahanaim. “You came.”
He drew her into a doorway. The bustle of the city was but a memory. “Jewels are my business,” he said in a loud voice. And lower, “My mother spoke of a sad girl in need. I know very few who wear such wealth.” He held up her gold and ruby bracelet.


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You can find Barb on her website at www.barbarambritton.com and enjoy her Book Video.

Author bio:

Barbara M. Britton was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but currently lives in Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She writes Christian Fiction for teens and adults. Barb has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate. Barb kicks off her Tribes of Israel series in October with the release of “Providence: Hannah’s Journey.” Barb is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America and Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. 

Barbara writes:

My grandparents were both born in Portsmouth, England and emigrated to Canada after they were married. My grandfather served in the Royal Navy and reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander. My dad's family is being recognized for four generations of service to the Royal Navy. My dad rebelled and joined the Air Force.

"Providence: Hannah's Journey" was my first work of Biblical fiction, but the fourth book I wrote. It's fitting that I write Biblical fiction as I am married to an ordained minister and the idea for "Providence" came while I was teaching chapel to elementary students. I taught on young people in the Bible who did great things. Hannah is based on the servant girl in the story of Naaman in II Kings 5. I couldn't leave that brave servant girl in captivity.

Thanks for having me on your blog today Clare. And as my grandparents would say, "Cheers!"

3 comments:

Barbara M. Britton said...

Thanks for having me on the blog today, Clare. "Providence: Hannah's Journey" was a joy to write. I'm glad you liked it.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Congrats on your new release Barbara!

Great blog Clare.

Good luck and God's blessing to you both.
PamT

Barbara M. Britton said...

Thanks, Pam. It's been a long nine-year journey, so I'm thrilled to finally have a release day!