Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Book Blog Tour and Contest Information: Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin

The Babylonians are after the Jewish people, planning to kill them all on the Thirteenth of Adar. Some Jewish people end up dying on the Thirteenth of Adar and some don't. Amina’s family hates Jewish people, so when she meets a new friend named Hodaya that is Jewish she doesn’t know what to think at first. Amina comes to live with Hodaya and she and her family raise her through a Jewish lifestyle, she even learns how to observe Sabbath and pray the prayers that Jewish people pray. Ezra finds out that some of the Jewish men that he is responsible for have married non-Jewish wives; he takes action so they will not lose their Jewish identity but really can they lose their Jewish identity if some of their spouses are worshipping their G-d?

I really connected well to this novel. There were different sets of Biblical characters whose parts moved great along with novel, in my opinion.  I hadn’t learned a lot about those Biblical characters before; my mind was opened more to their roles in the Bible as a result of reading it. It was interesting to me the way the different characters intersected into the lives of the other characters. I hadn’t gone too deep into the events of the Thirteenth of Adar yet so I was happy to learn more about those events through this novel.

This is the second installment in The Restoration Chronicles series. I look forward to any future installments in this series as well as any other Biblical series written by Lynn Austin.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of material connection: I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. 

More about the book: 

The Old Testament Comes to Thrilling Life in the Latest from Lynn Austin
In one life-changing moment, the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon are thrown into confusion and despair when a decree arrives from the king's palace in Susa. It calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire on the thirteenth day of Adar, in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet Jewish scholar and teacher, is suddenly called upon to lead the community as they seek God for a reason for this catastrophe. When a second decree arrives, authorizing them to fight back, Ezra is thrust into the role of military leader as they defend themselves against their enemies.
When the battles come to an end, Ezra's brother Jude is dead and Ezra is required by the Law he so diligently studies to marry Jude's widow, Devorah, and provide an heir. Fatherhood changes Ezra, and he asks God to make a way for him and the other exiles to leave Babylon for good and return to Jerusalem. His prayers are answered and the exiles move to Judea to revitalize worship at the temple---but the fight to keep God's Law is never easy. As more and more of his community are tempted, a new battle emerges . . . this one for the survival of God's covenant and the souls of His chosen faithful.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/C7ss8

About the Author: 

Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.

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Book blog tour landing page: http://litfusegroup.com/author/laustin

Contest Information: 

KEEPERS OF THE COVENANT Kindle Giveaway and Live Author Chat with Lynn Austin!

Lynn Austin is back with the next book in The Restoration Chronicles series, Keepers of the Covenant. Austin weaves together the struggles and stories of both Jews and Gentiles, creating a tapestry of faith and doubt, love and loss. Here, the Old Testament comes to life, demonstrating the everlasting hope displayed in God's unwavering love for His people.

Lynn is celebrating with a Kindle HDX giveaway and a live author chat webcast on October 21st.


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX

  • Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin

  • Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 21st. Winner will be announced at the Keepers of the Covenant LIVE webcast event on October 21st. Connect with Lynn for a fascinating evening centered around God's unwavering love for His people. She'll be hosting a Biblical fiction book club discussion, giving away prizes, answering your questions, offering an exclusive peek at the next book in The Restoration Chronicles, and much more!

    So grab your copy of Keepers of the Covenant and join Lynn and friends on the evening of October 21st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)


    Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 21st!

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