Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Daughters of Job by Gardenia Yud

This is a very interesting historical novel about three fictional daughters of Job. I had never thought about what might have happened to Job and his family after the biblical story. Yud has crafted a plot showing how Job's essential character traits could be carried on by his descendants.

The daughters have unique personalities. One is adventurous and can use a bow and arrow with deadly results. Another is interested in plants for medicinal use and for fragrance. The youngest likes fine things and wants to marry for money.

It was interesting to see how each of the women went through experiences that transformed their characters. While their experiences were not as harsh as Job's, they each came to the place of recognizing God's role in life.

The historical aspect of the novel was interesting. I had not thought of how the Sabeans would have reacted to Job receiving his lands and animals and wealth again. I hadn't thought of the possibility of Job's story being spread throughout the land. Yud has done a good job of adding in caravans, desert adventures, slave trading, nomads, and much more.

I recommend this novel to readers who like biblical fiction or a novel taking off where the biblical story ends. You'll read of lots of adventure as the three fictional daughters of Job find their way in life.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Gardenia Yud lives in Brazil.

Blaze Editorial, 329 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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