From Ginny Pisciotta
Author: Mesu Andrews
Love amid the ashes : a novel
Love Amid the Ashes is a fictionalized account of the biblical story of Job, as told through the eyes of Dinah, daughter of Jacob. Dinah, according to apocryphal writings, became Job’s wife after his first wife Sitidos died. Early in the story, Dinah travels with Job’s caravan to Uz to become the second wife of one of his sons. As Job loses everything, including all his grown children, Dinah stays on as part of his household faithfully tending to the needs of Job and his wife. She uses her knowledge of herbs to care for Job medically.
In this gripping novel , familiar biblical characters are mixed with fictional characters and become more alive with the added detail. We see bits and pieces of the lives of other biblical characters woven into the story of Job. The continuing rivalry of Jacob and Esau, the treachery of Simeon and Levi, even Joseph finds his way into the story as Jacob’s family travels to Egypt for survival.
If you enjoy biblical fiction you should like this book which is full of intrigue and suspense. You will hold your breath at times, even though you know the final outcome for Job is good.