Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone

Christian - Romance - Historical
346 Pages
Reviewed on 07/14/2017
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Author Biography

D. A. Brittain, (Diane to family and friends), grew up reading anything and everything she could. Fairy tales that ended with the words “…happily ever after” were her favorites as a young girl. The creative works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis, and the romantic sonnets of famous poets filled her bookshelves as a teen. It seemed like a natural step for Diane to turn her love of reading into writing, and at the age of fourteen, she began composing poetry and short stories.

Diane’s desire to write continued throughout her adult years when she became an avid student of the Bible and ancient history. Through college and while maintaining a successful business career, she penned a wide variety of biblically based short stories and magazine articles before she began to write her first historical fiction novel.

Diane still loves the words, “Once upon a time,” which call to mind the memories of her favorite childhood fables that carried her away on grand adventures into wonderful make-believe worlds. She focuses on writing historical fiction because she continues to enjoy traveling in her imagination back to far-off times and faraway places. In real life, she’s walked the land of the Bible, exploring many of its ancient ruins and historic sites. Diane’s travels have enhanced her passion for writing inspirational stories of faith that illuminate Biblical truth through realistic characters and adventure-filled tales.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite

Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone by D.A. Brittain is a Christian historical romance novel that would appeal most to a diverse audience of young adults and adults who enjoy biblical fiction with elements of romance. Princess Teia is the daughter of Judah’s last king, who was rescued by Prophet Jeremiah from the burning city of Jerusalem, along with an ancient stone that sets the two on a journey to Egypt. Along the journey, Teia connects with Prince Eochaid on an emotional level. only to find her destiny to be separate from his. Each royal has their only destiny that will test their will, love, and soul. Is the love between Teia and Eochaid meant to be, or will it end in heartbreak and tragedy?

Judah's Scepter and the Sacred Stone by D.A. Brittain has an absolutely beautiful cover that captured my attention immediately with the image of a lion over a castle that held a couple entwined in each other’s arms because it hinted at both adventure and romance. I found this book to be the perfect blend of the Bible, historical fact, and romantic fiction. I loved how Prophet Jeremiah managed to save Teia, yet my favorite part of the book would have to be when Teia met Eochaid as that was when the romantic element entered the plot. I really felt for Teia when Eochaid’s path took him back home and away from her, yet I admired her strength of character as she stayed her course, no matter the temptations that beckoned her away from God. Overall, I really enjoyed reading about Teia and I would love to read more about her in the future!