Barbara M. Britton was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but currently lives in Southeast Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. Barb writes romantic adventures for teens and adults in the Christian fiction and mainstream markets. She is published in Biblical fiction and enjoys bringing little known Bible characters to light in her stories. Barb is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America and Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. Barb has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate.You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter and watch her Book Trailer.
PROVIDENCE: HANNAH'S JOURNEY
"God is in control even in the chaos of life"
Inspired by the servant girl in II Kings 5
I have always been intrigued by the servant girl in the story of Naaman. She had been captured by the enemy and served the wife of an enemy army commander. She also had faith in her prophet--the prophet of Israel. She bravely told Naaman's wife that if her husband was to be healed of leprosy, he had to see the prophet of Israel. Naaman went to Israel and was healed. But we know nothing of what happened to the servant girl. Did she win her freedom, or stay in servitude? I tackle the backstory and future story of this servant girl in PROVIDENCE.
Since I changed parts of the story (like where Naaman dipped his body), I changed the army commander's name to Naabak. I apologize if anyone ever misses this question on a Bible test.
Publisher: Pelican Book Group, print ISBN: 978-1-61116-844-0
e-book: 978-1-61116-842-6 Book Club Questions Here (after excerpt)
BUILDING BENJAMIN: NAOMI'S JOURNEY
"Love grows where God grafts the tender shoot."
Fiction from Judges 19-21
Imagine my surprise when I'm reading through the Bible and I came across a Sodom and Gomorrah-ish story at the end of Judges. The tribe of Benjamin is almost wiped out by the other tribes of Israel. The remaining men of Benjamin have to steal wives in order for the tribe to survive. I had no idea this story was in the Bible. And what about those poor girls who were abducted? Naomi's story was born. BUILDING BENJAMIN follows Naomi and her two friends who are stolen by the Benjamites. This enemies-to-lovers story shows what might have happened to those kidnapped girls.
Publisher: Pelican Book Group, print ISBN: 978-1-61116-883-9
e-book: 978-1-61116-977-5 Book Club Questions Here (after excerpt) More To Life Magazine Article: Building Benjamin-The Story Behind The Story
JERUSALEM RISING: ADAH'S JOURNEY
"Be strong and courageous and do God's work."
Fiction from Nehemiah 1-8 Publishers Weekly Review Christian Shelf-Esteem Review
I have taught the story of Nehemiah many times. Nehemiah helped restore the wall around Jerusalem and also led a revival among the people of Israel. In the list of builders, I read about Shallum and his daughters. Wait! Girls helped build the wall? Women construction workers? Adah's story was born. We don't know the names of Shallum's daughters, or how many daughters he had, but I have named them Adah and Judith. Action, adventure, and romance await these girls as they work with Nehemiah to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem.
Publisher: Pelican Book Group, print ISBN: 978-61116-940-9 Book Club Questions Here (after excerpt)
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