This Scarlet Cord by Joan Wolf is an enjoyable novel that tells a story of a young woman in Jericho before the Israelites took it. Joan did her research into the times and customs of the day. She uses these facts and ideas to weave a story of young love in a turbulent time.
Joan tells the story of Rahab, Sala, their families, and the Israelite conquest of Jericho. The book chronicles Rahab's childhood, growth into young adulthood, her desire to know Yahweh. There is enough action in the book to keep your attention, enough intrigue to keep you wanting more.
As Joan says in her notes at the end of the book, there are only five paragraphs about Rahab in the Bible and she had to rely on her research to make the story. She does this well and makes an incredibly readable book.