Friday, December 7, 2012


  •  Joan Wolf (Author)
  •  Publisher: Worthy Publishing (April 16, 2013)
  •  ISBN-10: 1936034670 
About the book . . . 

In Daughter of Jerusalem, readers will quickly identify with Mary Magdalene - a woman of deep faith who used her wealth and influence to serve Jesus. This fictionalized story of Mary Magdalene is, in the truest sense of the word, an inspirational novel for modern people who are looking to renew in themselves the message of Christ. It's the greatest story ever lived, told by one of the most famous women who ever lived, and it's a page-turner. Joan Wolf's years of success as a novelist enable her to combine storytelling and a faith plot in this beautifully written biblical fiction.

About the author . . .   
Joan Wolf is a USA TODAY bestselling American writer, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her national recognition as a master of the genre. Her many historical and contemporary romances, some of which have been chosen as Literary Guild selections, have been highly praised by reviewers and authors alike.

Joan was born in 1951 and she grew up in the Bronx, New York. A former English teacher, she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mercy College and Master in English and Comparative Literature at Hunter College. An avid rider and horse owner, Joan lives in Connecticut with her husband Joe and two grown children, Jay and Pam.

Reader Review . . . 

Mary of Magdala, Mary Magdalene, one of the most famous women of the Bible, has captured our imaginations for centuries.  Who was she?  What was her relationship with Jesus?  How did she live?  And what was her life like after we last read of her in the Bible?

These are the questions Joan Wolf attempts to answer in her fictional novel, Daughter of Jerusalem.  Aside from the fact that I don't agree with the theory that Mary Magdalene and Mary, sister of Lazarus and Martha, were the same person, this was a well-written and interesting novel.  The places and times come alive for the reader and  the characters feel like real people.  Overall, well-written and, perhaps most importantly, reverently done.

4 stars 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”        




Wednesday, I posted a review of an AWESOME book I just read, The Reason by William Sirls.  The author read my review (yes!  I still get excited when that happens!)  and has offered five (5) signed copies for a giveaway here on my site.  Yay for you!  You get the chance to read this fantastic book!

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