When I purchased this book I thought I was getting a mystery novel with intrigue. I was right, but I didn't expect it to be from the Bible. I loved it and am looking forward to more stories from Ginger Arrett. Will be great to know when the next 2 books come out.
Bringing Christian History together with truth and fiction, is a
blessing to the reader. T.L. Higley gave such insight into what the first followers of Jesus Christ experienced, in a way I could see and feel their lives. Our God will always leave a remnant. And the author did a most excellent way of writing it for us.
Startling clarity is the hallmark of this narrative based on the 2 Chronicles account of the reign of Jehoshophat (near the end), Jorham and then his most evil Phoenician wife Athaliah over David's Kingdom of Judah. Since Athaliah is the daughter of King Ahab of Israel, she is imbued with evil personified by Jezebel (her mother, most likely) from her earliest memories which are filled with terror. Every page magnified these Biblically true events with real humanity, character, color and culture, and the climactic clash of good from God (Yaweh) against evil from Satan. Ginger Garrett is a wonder! I'll keep reading what she presents!
I loved this book it made me go to the Bible and read this story again I can't wait for the next book to come out I had never heard of Ginger Garrett and I love the way she writes Chosen was a great book also. I liked the way she wrote the story like a journal I will read her books again.
This is the story of Jezebels daughter, Athaliah, a Baal worshiper who was given in marriage to Jehoram, a descendant of David. It really shows you that the Bible is still the best story ever written. Its got a little bit of everything - love, marriage, betrayal, intrigue, murder, amazing miracles, wars, faith, prophecy - I mean, its simply amazing to get all of that in one book. The genre of biblical fiction (fiction based on bible stories) takes advantage of the wealth of material that God already provided.I simply loved, loved, loved this book. From page one I was completely drawn in and couldnt put it down. The characters were so alive and the world so vividly painted. I was being taught and entertained at the same time.This was a bloody, horrible time in the history of Gods children; the Jews. A dark page in their history as many turn away from Yahweh. Dark Hour is compellingly written and most exciting to me - the first in a trilogy! Ginger Garrett has done a fantastic job staying true to history while creating a fantastic story.