Author: Jean Hoefling
Genre: Biblical Fiction
A scorned prophetess. A deadly omen. Will this kinswoman of Adam and Eve persevere with intuition she can’t deny?
Zyla is used to the elders of the clan rejecting her dark glimpses into the future, and bitter that she doesn’t receive the honor she believes she deserves. When her forecast of a terrible flood gets her exiled, she and her sister flee the mountain of Eden to live among evil descendants of the murderer Cain. There, Zyla is willing to do anything to advance her status, even if it means becoming a second wife to her sister's desirable husband, or aligning with forbidden spiritual powers.
When the flood Zyla prophesied slams into her new home, the outcast must decide who she really loves and what is worth risking death for. Will she be strong enough to find hope on the other side of the waters, or will the devastation sweep her and her prophecies away forever?
If you like ancient legends and dramatic Old Testament re-imaginings, you'll love this biblical fiction novel based on a story from Genesis 4.
Reviewer: Eva-Joy Schonhaar
Wow. Rarely have I been pulled into a book so thoroughly and held captive by the amazing characters and world within its pages. Jean Hoefling is an incredible author and I'm really excited to read more of her work! I've never read a book set in a pre-Flood world but it's definitely a time period I'd like to read more of (even if much of the world-building is left to the author's imagination).
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Overall, mature readers who enjoy Biblical fiction, well-told, will be in for a treat when they read Ashes Like Bread!