So Shines the Night
By Tracy Higley
Published by Thomas Nelson
About this Book
On an island teetering at the brink of anarchy, Daria finds hope among people of The Way.
She escaped a past of danger and found respite in beautiful Ephesus, a trading center on the Aegean coast, serving as tutor to Lucas, the wealthy merchant who rescued her.
But the darkness she fled has caught up with her.
The high priests of Artemis once controlled the city, but a group of sorcerers are gaining power. And a strange group who call themselves followers of The Way further threaten the equilibrium. As Daria investigates Lucas’s exploits into the darker side of the city, her life is endangered, and she takes refuge in the strange group of believers. She’s drawn to Paul and his friends, even as she wrestles with their teachings.
When authorities imprison Lucas for a brutal crime, Daria wonders if even Paul’s God can save him. Then she uncovers a shocking secret that could change everything—Lucas’s fate, her position in his household, and the outcome of the tension between pagans and Christians. But only if she survives long enough to divulge what she knows.
My Thoughts on this book
I really enjoyed this historical Biblical fiction by Tracey Higley. I haven’t read a lot books in this early era, being set in 57 A. D. The characters were interesting and realistic and I enjoyed getting to know them as the story unfolds. The story is based on Acts 19 and the author did her research well, because as I continued to read, the situations and everything surrounding them begin to feel so real I felt like I was there! And as always I love that Tracy brings a part of the Bible to life through her vivid imagination in So Shines the Night, and I appreciate her sharing this story with us!
If you enjoy historical fiction, or Biblical fiction, you will love So Shines the Night. I encourage you to pick up your copy today!