Saturday, June 29, 2013


Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate

A Novel

ISBN: 9780800721381


In a time of turmoil, one woman will search for love and peace--and find it where she never expected.

Tugged this way and that by fate's indifferent hand, Claudia's life is adrift--until she meets Lucius Pontius Pilate and becomes his wife. When they move to the troublesome territory of Judea, she does what she has always done: makes the best of it. But unrest is brewing and Claudia will soon find herself and her beloved husband embroiled in controversy and rebellion. Might she find hope in the mysterious Jewish Rabbi everyone seems to be talking about?

Let this epic story whisk you through marbled palaces, dusty marketplaces, and idyllic Italian villas as you follow the unlikely path of a woman who warrants only a passing mention in one of the Gospel accounts, but whose story, as told by Diana Wallis Taylor, is one worthy of legend.

Where to Purchase:

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About the author . . . 

Diana Wallis Taylor 

Diana Wallis Taylor is the author of the novels Journey to the Well, Martha, and Mary Magdalene and lives in California. Find out more at

Reader review . . . 

At the age of thirteen, Claudia was taken from her life of seclusion and forced to leave her dying mother.  As the ward of the Emperor Tiberius, she was given in marriage at the age of sixteen to Lucious Pontius Pilate. Fortunately, it was love at first sight for the young couple.  The groom was sent immediately after the wedding to begin his position as Prefect over the territory of Judea.  There, Claudia encounters the prophet the Jews are talking about......Jesus.

Having read Ms. Taylor's novel Mary Magdalene, I was excited by the chance to review her latest work.  I am happy to say that she did not disappoint me.  The author has once again taken a woman from the Bible, whose everyday life and origins was a mystery, and brought her to life in the pages of this book.  This is another great example of Biblical fiction.

5 stars

Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

This book was provided by Revell/Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.



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