Monday, March 31, 2014

Review of "Rebekah's Treasure"

Review of Rebekah's Treasure

by Sylvia Bambola 


Forced to flee war-torn Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Rebekah and her husband, Ethan, each take something of value: Rebekah, the cup of the Last Supper; Ethan, a copper scroll detailing the whereabouts of a vast Temple treasure. Ahead, separation and danger face them as each tries to survive. But it's not only external forces that could keep them apart forever but internal ones as they struggle to discover where their true treasure lies.

Rebekah's Treasure has won first place for adult fiction in the Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women. The novel's combination of history, love and suspense will capture and engage readers right from the start.

MY REVIEW:   " ''This can't be it,' I repeat.  
'It can be no other, Mama,' Aaron says.  His soft beard is caked with the dust of the road, his face blistered from the sun.  His eyes, ever on the lookout for danger, squint into the expanse. 
Esther leans wearily against the donkey and laughs. 'Were you expecting a Hasmonaean palace?' "
Rebekah's Treasure is a delightful read!!!   It is quite moving to read of a family who knew the Messiah and drank from the same cup as He did.   While fictional liberty has been taken to add to the story, facts are kept true.  Rebekah finds her own treasures and they are far more important than a cup.   Yet the cup is deemed more important to some shady characters and creates conflict for Rebekah and her family.   5 *****
I received a free kindle version of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.  
About the Author:
Sylvia Bambola
Sylvia Bambola was born in Romania but lived her early years in Germany, a Germany still reeling from the devastation of World War II. At age seven she relocated with her adopted military family and saw the Statue of Liberty and America for the first time. But the memory of those years in Germany lingered and was the inspiration behind her novel, Refiner’s Fire, which won a Silver Angel Award, and was a Christy Finalist.

Life as an “army brat” gave her the opportunity to live in several states, including Hawaii. Then came nursing school in New York after which she married and began a family. Raising two children and being the wife of a business executive made for a busy life. So did working in marketing for a telecommunications company, then a medical software company.

Her first novel, A Vessel of Honor, written under the pen name of Margaret Miller, garnered a Small Press Editor’s Choice Award and was seriously considered for production as a television movie.

Bambola is the author of six published novels, lives in sunny Florida and has two grown children. She’s been a guest speaker at Women’s Aglow and various church functions, is a Bible study teacher at her church, and is learning to play the guitar.

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