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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!