By: L. M. Affrossman The Unforgiven King is a work of Jewish historical fiction, centered around King Herod. The story begins with Herod as a young man, follows his rise to the throne, and his cruelty. The story is told through an unnamed narrator, who provides the reader with in-depth context around Roman occupied Jerusalem, […]
Book Review: Simon’s Wife by L. M. Affrossman
By: L. M. Affrossman
Simon’s Wife is a work of Jewish historical fiction, set in 70AD Jerusalem. following the destruction of the city and the second temple. Shelamzion bat Judah has been captured and is facing execution. But could an unlikely friendship with her Roman jailer change her fate?
This book really held my attention from beginning to end. Affrossman writes in incredible detail with captivating, well-developed characters. The relationship between Shelamzion bat Judah and her jailer, and would be Roman historian, Fabius Cornelius Grammaticus is wonderfully complex. There is a depth to the writing that captures the reader.
You won’t be able to put this one down; Jewish historical fiction at its best.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Simon’s Wife from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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