About the Book
SET IN ANCIENT TIMES, where the intrigues and plots of Judean (Palestinian) royalty and clergy throw a nation already under the Roman yoke into near self-destruction, this epic book tells the story of two women – Joanna and Deborah – whose lives, caught up in the political upheavals of the time, run parallel till they meet in a bubble of time, a time when history turned on its head.
JOANNA, conservative and traditional, from the lowly village of Emmaus, Judea; he, a court official, who buys her from the market to save her from a life of slavery and introduces her to the royal court of Herod.
DEBORAH, fiery and outspoken, comfortable in her birthright as the upper class of Jewish society; he, a Roman centurion stationed at the cosmopolitan Roman port of Caesarea, Palestine, where Romans, Greeks and Jews coexist in an uneasy harmony.
Sometimes, fiction is needed to bring fact to life. In the pages of this book, history is brought alive through the lives of these fictional women of substance and the irresistible charisma of one man who met them to paint a timeless story of love in those fickle uncertain times.