The Woman from Lydia
series: Emissaries, The
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"I love the way Hunt weaves history throughout to bring readers into ancient times. The book is rich in detail, and the characters are fully rendered."--FRANCINE RIVERS, bestselling author of Redeeming Love
"I completely lost my heart to Euodia, Ariston, and Sabina. . . . A beautiful beginning to a new series."--ROBIN LEE HATCHER, bestselling author of All She Ever Dreamed
Widowed Euodia, known to her neighbors as "the Lydian woman," seeks to make a fresh start by moving to the foreign city of Philippi. She finds new purpose after meeting Paulos, apostle to the Gentiles, who opens her eyes to helping those in need, particularly women and those who have been enslaved.
Retired Roman soldier Hector has settled in Philippi with dreams of a future filled with wealth and status, pooling his army earnings with Lucius, his fellow comrade-in-arms turned business partner. His hopes are dashed, however, when Paulos robs their youngest enslaved girl of her lucrative ability to foretell the future, rendering her worthless to Hector's ambition.
Determined to find someone to restore the girl's valuable "gift," Hector is willing to travel to the ends of the earth to do so. Following close behind him, Euodia and her servants embark on a journey to rescue Sabina and set her free forever.
"The Woman from Lydia is a terrific story. I love the way Hunt weaves history throughout to bring readers into ancient times. The book is rich in detail, and the characters are fully rendered. Lessons and Scripture are smoothly woven into the story. And I love a happy ending."
Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of the Mark of the Lion series
"I completely lost my heart to Euodia, Ariston, and Sabina. Hunt doesn't shrink from the harsh reality of life in the first-century Roman world. Life was cheap. But Messiah Yeshua taught His followers to love others, and we see that in the actions of the main characters of this story. A beautiful beginning to a new series."
Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author of All She Ever Dreamed and To Enchant a Lady's Heart
"I couldn't stop reading. A long-proven, gifted storyteller, Angela Hunt takes her craft to new heights--and depths--as she fully immerses us in the lives and struggles of first-century followers of Yeshua. I had to learn the truth about what happens to Euodia and those she loves--and those who may wish her harm. Hunt's vast biblical knowledge shines through on every page while never overshadowing her master storytelling. Pure pleasure!"
Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of Colors of Truth