On This Foundation – Lynn Austin
I have broken one of my cardinal rules by reading book 3 before reading books 1 and 2. However, it was easy to read as a stand alone book.
On This Foundation is a fictionalized story of Nehemiah. It is biblically based but has taken liberties with the story.
Nehemiah saved his brothers when they were young, and hopes to save them again. A story about poverty due to high taxes and a land consumed with drought. There are daughters working as servants or marrying older rich men while still desiring to do what is right but bound to their roles. City walls need to be rebuilt to protect people. There is romance. There is corruption. There is truth.
This book made me want to go back and read the biblical accounts again….along with books 1 and 2 in the fictional series!
**I was given this book to read in exchange for my honest review. Thanks, Bethany House.**