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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Building Benjamin

The tribe of Benjamin has been all but obliterated because of the actions of a few members of the tribe.  At the instigation of the elders of the tribe of Judah, the remaining members of the tribe of Benjamin go to Ephraim and take wives from among the dancers of the harvest festival.  Throughout the rest of the book, the trials of rebuilding the tribe, the trials of preventing more war, and protecting the women in the tribe come together to make a cohesive story of one of the favorite women of the Bible.

Barbara M Britton has done a masterful job of fleshing out this narrative with characters of her imagination.  Her unbelievable talent in pulling a few words from the Bible into the whole cloth of a beloved story is incredible.  She studied the history, culture, and customs to make this read so authentic and so enjoyable for the reader.  This is such a quick read, and such a hard book to put down.  This is no less than a five star book, with two thumbs up, and a perfect lamb.

My thanks to Pelican Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.

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