In The Shadow of Sinai by Carole Towriss, we are transported back in time to the Exodus. This is a retelling of a bible favorite told from the point of view of a little mentioned bible character - Bezalel, a Hebrew artisan slave in the palace of Pharaoh. Bezalel is only mentioned briefly in the Scriptures, but played a major role in the crafting and creating the Tabernacle. This story was told in such a way that it draws you into the heart of the story - you not only see this story from a new perspective, but you are literally transported back to that time - you can "see", hear and feel the heartbeat of the time. The descriptions throughout the story bring it to life. I was drawn into this story immediately and could not put the book down. This was a fantastic debut book and I can't wait to read upcoming books by this talented author. If you're a fan of biblical fiction, this is a must read! Well done! I highly recommend this book to all book lovers. (A very nice added bonus - Carole autographed the copy I was given and even included a nice personalized note - thanks so much Carole).
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from Cross-Focused Reviews and DeWard Publishing for my review.