Monday, April 13, 2020

Daughter of Cana by Angela Hunt

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Thomas and Tasmin, twin siblings hired to oversee a wedding feast in Cana, worry when the host runs out of wine . . . until a guest tells Tasmin to have the servants fill the pitchers by the gate with water from the cistern. Reluctantly, she obeys and is amazed when rainwater turns into the finest wine ever tasted in Cana.

When Thomas impulsively decides to follow the teacher from Nazareth, he and Tasmin argue--since the twins have been together since the womb, Tasmin can't accept losing her brother to some magician-prophet. Aided by Jude, younger brother to Jesus of Nazareth, she decides to follow the Nazarene's group and do whatever she must to mend the fractured relationship and bring her brother home.
Angela Elwell HuntI absolutely  enjoyed this book!
Angela is without a doubt one the best Biblical fiction story tellers there is! I can always count on an excellent story from her. Her talent for researching her stories and then turning them into stories that we readers love!
She is one of my favorite to go author's for a wonderful story from the Bible. Those are the best.
I am like another avid reader that this book was the perfect read for Easter! I stayed up late and I haven't finished just yet well, almost! Reading the Epilogue now. I love the ending where she gives account on how she came up with the story and bible verses she threw in casually.  I found those interesting.
Let's just say that I was rejoicing by the end of the story and I found myself disliking those who wanted to do bad. Of course we all know that God has orchestrated this very thing and I"m so very glad!!
My heart was very full and happy by the end of this story just as it is every Easter and every day!
Without Him where would I be? Empty of course! He is my light and salvation, the Truth, Life and Everlasting
I highly recommend this book. If you don't believe now, my hope is that you will by the time you finish reading this story!!
My thanks to Netgalley and Bethany House for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.
Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With over three million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels.

Now that her two children have reached their thirties, Angie and her husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards--one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City.

Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.

Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, psychology, unexplained phenomena, and “just about everything” except sports. Books, she says, have always shaped her life— in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.

Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

In 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree and completed her second doctorate in 2015. When she’s not home reading or writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course.


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