Prize of War
by Carole Towriss
Published by Four Diamonds Publishing
Publication Date October 20, 2017
Genres: Biblical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance, Historical Fiction
Setting: Israel 1000 - 732 BC
Main Character Ages: 15-18, 18-24
Written for: Adult
Acsah is the only daughter of the mighty Caleb, Israel’s most famous spy. When Acsah can’t seem to choose a husband, Caleb feels he must step in, and she soon finds herself betrothed to a warrior. That’s the last thing she wants, however. Soldiers are never home....
Othniel has loved Acsah for as long as he can remember. When Caleb makes his unbelievable promise of picking a trusted warrior for her husband, he fights not only for Israel but for her hand in marriage.
Once safely settled in Debir, Acsah relaxes, believing Othniel can stay home and never fight again ... until the giants come back and threaten nearby Anab. Can Acsah deny the people of Anab her husband’s skill and leave them to the giants … or can she trust God if her husband goes to fight once again?
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I love finding new authors that I enjoy! I don’t even remember how I found Carole Towriss, but I am so glad that I did.
Prize of War is a well-researched Biblical fiction account of Acsah, the daughter of Caleb who was offered as a prize to the one who conquered the city of Kiriath-Sepher. I have read of her in the numerous times I’ve read through the Old Testament, but had never really taken much time to consider her story. I’m so glad that the author didn’t just read through as I did.
The author did a great job of showing customs and daily life routines from this ancient time in a way that made them part of the story instead of a lesson in how to. Some of the many activities that were included in this way were farming, brick-making, cooking, and weaving.
Acsah struggled with the life change involved in moving from Hebron to her new city, she lost sight of the omnipresence of God and felt abandoned by Him. She also struggled with trusting Him instead of putting her reliance on men.
Prize of War is thought-provoking, interesting, and gives a better picture of the events, times and experiences of the people of the Bible, and a great reminder that God is always with us and will never leave us or forsake us.
I’m looking forward to reading more books by this author.