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Friday, March 7, 2014

The Thief by Stephanie Landsem - Book Blog Tour Stop

About The Book:

A Roman centurion longing for peace and a Jewish woman hiding a deadly secret witness a miracle that transforms their lives and leads them to the foot of the cross.

Longinus is a Roman centurion haunted by death and failure. Desperate to escape the accursed Judean province, he accepts a wager. If he can catch the thieves harassing the marketplace before Passover, he’ll earn a transfer away from the troublemaking Jews.
Nissa is a Jewish woman with a sharp tongue and no hope of marriage. Only with the help of Mouse, the best thief in Jerusalem, can she keep her blind brother, Cedron, fed and a roof over their heads.

When a controversial teacher miraculously heals Cedron, Longinus longs to learn more about the mysterious healer. Instead, his journey leads him to Nissa, whose secret will determine the course of both their futures.

Unexpectedly caught up in the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus, they wonder who this teacher is who heals others but does nothing to save himself. Is the mercy he offers in his teachings real, or just another false promise? Can Nissa and Longinus overcome their pasts to find a future free of their shackles?

The Thief is an evocative story of two people trapped in their circumstances and the life-changing power of forgiveness and love.

Purchase a copy and learn more at Stephanie’s website.

My Thoughts:

In the second book of Stephanie Landsem's "The Living Water" series, "The Thief" once again takes readers into the heart of Jerusalem during the time of Jesus. Using powerful images and fascinating characters, Landsem creates a tale of devote inspiration during a period of chaos and wonder.  She mixes in a little romance and a little mystery into the story and delivers a novel that is truly memorable reading.

As the second book of the series, readers should probably read Landsem's first book, "The Well," as there is much reference to that story included in this book. I can't wait until the third book, "The Tomb," comes out, rounding out the entire trilogy of a major work of faith-based literature.

About The Author:

Stephanie Landsem

Stephanie Landsem loves adventure in far-off times and places. In real life, she’s explored ancient ruins, medieval castles, and majestic cathedrals around the world. Stephanie is equally happy at home in Minnesota with her husband, four children, and three fat cats. When she’s not writing, she’s feeding the ravenous horde, avoiding housework, and dreaming about her next adventure—whether it be in person or on the page.

thiefbloggerbuttonDon't miss Stephanie Landsem's outstanding sophomore effort, The Thief.

Best-selling author Tosca Lee had this to say of the book: Filled with memorable characters, The Thief is a tale of hopelessness turned to hope, of high stakes made higher, and ultimate love. What happens when a character at the lowest rung of society crosses paths with the most well-known figure in history? The story of The Thief. I couldn't stop reading.

Stephanie is hosting a Kindle Fire HDX and book giveaway at her website.

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My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this tour and for providing the review copy of this book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Mystica said...

This sounds absolutely intriguing. Love the history.

Stephanie Landsem said...

Thanks for reviewing The Thief and sharing it with your readers!