The Woman from Lydia

The Woman from Lydia

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 smoothly woven into the story. And I love a happy ending.  —Francine Rivers, author of THE MASTERPIECE

Angela Hunt is a gifted writer, and The Woman from Lydia is more proof of that. 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, author of All She Ever Dreamed

"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

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Hector, a retired Roman soldier, settles in Philippi with Lucius, his comrade in arms; three slaves; and his dreams of finally achieving wealth and status. His hopes are dashed, however, when an itinerant Jewish missionary robs Hector’s youngest slave of her ability to foretell the future.

Widowed Euodia, known to her neighbors as “the Lydian woman,” struggles to make a fresh start in a foreign city. She finds new purpose in life when she meets Paulos, apostle to the Gentiles, and is honored when he establishes a fledgling church in her home. When she realizes that Sabina, the slave girl who is now useless in the eyes of her owners, is being abused, she buys the girl from Lucius, intending to set her free.

But when Hector discovers that the slave has been sold, he swears he will restore her lucrative ability . . . even if he must travel to the ends of the earth to find someone with similar gifts from the gods. Following close behind him, Euodia and her servants set out to rescue the girl, not for gain, but for compelling reasons of the heart.

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Series: The Emissaries, Book 1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Tag: historical fiction with biblical characters
ISBN: 9780764241567
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