|Stephanie Landsem, Christian author|
I first met this lovely lady online then at the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) 2013 Conference in Indianapolis. The first book in her 'Living Waters Series' THE WELL had just debuted from Simon and Schuster's Howard Books--also my publisher. We were both new with Howard, but she had a little more experience under her belt and helped this newbie :)
It's my pleasure to introduce her to her third book in the series that just debuted last month THE TOMB. Book two, THE THIEF is also an excellent read--you're sure to love all three, but if I had to choose, I'd say THE TOMB is my favorite in the series.
iblings in this story, Martha, Mary, and Lazarus – are fascinating characters in themselves, especially seeing them through Stephanie's perspective. Definitely an amazing portrayal.
I join the masses in giving THE TOMB five fantastic stars. Stephanie delivers an entertaining, well written, imaginative tale that brings to life the famous Biblical family we've heard of all our lives, but never really gotten to know. Three siblings: busy, busy Martha troubled about many things, adoring Mary who anointed Jesus' feet with the crazy expensive oil, and Lazarus who came forth from his tomb after being dead four days!
As a writer of Biblical fiction myself, I must agree with Stephanie that sometimes, it is tempting to tweak the timeline, the setting, or even the people’s actions just a bit to fit 'my' story, but I always resist. The Creator of all gave us great story lines to embellish and the necessary gift of imagination. You could call me more than a little persnickety on that count.