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A Soft Breath of Wind by Roseanna White
Sequel to A Stray Drop of Blood
Synopsis: A gift that has branded her for life
Zipporah is thirteen when the Spirit descends upon her, opening her eyes to a world beyond the physical goings-on of the villa outside Rome she has always called home. Within hours, she learns what serving the Lord can cost. Forever scarred after a vicious attack, she knows her call is to use this discernment to protect the Way. She knows she must serve the rest of her life at Tutelos, where the growing Roman church has congregated. She knows her lot is set.
Yet is it so wrong to wish that her master, the kind and handsome young Benjamin Visibullis, will eventually see her as something more than a sister in Christ?
Samuel Asinius, adoptive son of a wealthy Roman, has always called Benjamin brother. When their travels take them to Jerusalem for Passover, the last thing he expects is to cross paths with the woman who sold him into slavery as a child the mother he long ago purged from his heart. His sister, Dara, quickly catches Benjamin s eye, but Samuel suspects there is something dark at work.
When Dara, a fortune-teller seeking the will of a shadowy master determined to undermine the Way, comes into the path of Zipporah, a whirlwind descends upon them all.
Only the soft wind of the Spirit can heal their scars...with a love neither divination nor discernment could foresee.
My review: What an awesome book this was to read. I fell in love with Zipporah from page one. To me she was a very strong woman, I don't know if I could have been that strong. Roseanna did a great job in the character development to make these characters very believable. She also did her research so you would feel as if you were right there in the story. The author wrote Biblical fiction without it being heavy or boring, instead she kept you wanting more. I did not read the book before this but I was able to follow along just fine but now I want to go back and read the first book. I look forward to even more books from Roseanna.