I first heard about Joan Wolf, the author of Daughter of Jerusalem, because she lives in the same town that I grew up in. My mom had found out that some of the ladies where she worked were going to be doing a book club and the book was one of Joan’s other books. Joan started out writing romance novels and then branched off into Biblical Fiction which is a pretty interesting genre to me.
Daughter of Jerusalem focuses on Mary Magdalene, and it is interesting to see how Joan describes everyone versus the ideas I may have had already from their presence in Bible stories. She definitely has a way with words and I really enjoyed reading this book. I am not sure that I will continue to check out more books in the biblical fiction genre, but I wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to read another Joan Wolf book.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
In Daughter of Jerusalem, readers will quickly identify with Mary Magdalene– a woman of deep faith who used her wealth and influence to serve Jesus. This fictionalized story of Mary Magdalene is, in the truest sense of the word, an inspirational novel for modern people who are looking to renew in themselves the message of Christ. It’s the greatest story ever lived, told by one of the most famous women who ever lived, and it’s a page-turner. Joan Wolf’s years of success as a novelist enable her to combine storytelling and a faith plot in this beautifully written biblical fiction.