Book Review: A Voice in the Wind

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Voice in the Wind takes place in ancient Jerusalem and Rome and features the hatred and violence between the Jews and the Romans and the struggle to keep faith during those dark times.

The book had a great range of characters. A Jewish slave, a rich Roman girl and her brother, and a captured tribal chief from Germania sold to be a gladiator. It was interesting to see how the author wove all of their stories together when initially the characters had nothing to do with one another. I’m also very impressed by the amount of research the author must have done to create such a detailed historical novel. It reminded me a lot of The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas, which is a book that takes place in a similar time era with a somewhat similar plot. I absolutely loved The Robe, so I think my comparison to this as I was reading impeded by The Robe setting such a high bar.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in historical fiction or religious fiction. And anyone who likes a little romance.

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