From back cover:
Abraham: chosen by God to father a nation.
Sarah: his beautiful, strong-willed wife.
Theirs was a story of love and determination so compelling it has endured for centuries.
Brought vividly to life by Dorr, a master of historical drama, this epic story sweeps from the pagan rituals of Ur to barren desert encampments, from the white-walled palaces of Egypt's pharoah to the land God promised to give Abraham and hid descendants...
Abraham & Sarah: The Long Journey brought the book of Genesis alive for me. I have read it many times before but reading it in novel form brings the characters to life. Especially the women. I love reading about the chores the women did daily to run their homes and take care of their families. In Sarah's case, they lived in tents most of the time.
The Bible doesn't cover the women as much in detail as the men of the Bible. I keep my Bible close while reading the book so I can check the facts with the scriptures and it was pretty accurate. The feelings Sarah must have had sharing her husband so she could have a child, thinking she was barren! Then as an elderly woman FINALLY having her child you can understand why she was so protective of Issac.
This book gave Hagar a personality and feelings, a history and a life. Now I look at her completely different.
I usually am not a novel reading person but since discovering Biblical fiction I have been reading many novels. This one was one of the best so far!