A Stray Drop of Blood #1
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Beautiful is a dangerous thing to be when one is
unprotected. That is a lesson Abigail learns well when her
master s son, Jason, takes her to his bed. Jason s mother,
Ester, may have educated her as a daughter instead of a
slave, his father, Cleopas, may have obeyed Hebrew law
rather than Roman in the running of his household, but none
of that matters to their son. At least, it doesn t until he
has a child of his own on the way.
Over her seven years in the Visibullis household, Abigail
has gotten accustomed to being a slave. She loves her fellow
servants, she adores her mistress, and she respects her
master. She does not welcome change, neither when Jason
decides she is better fit for a lover than a handmaid nor
when he discovers he loves her too much to leave her as
anything but a wife. But she carries his child, so she can
hardly argue. And maybe, given time, she could come to love
Israel's unrest finds a home in her bosom, but their
rebellion tears apart her world. Death descends with
Barabbas s sword, and Abigail is determined to be there when
he is handed the penalty for the crimes that destroyed her
family. But when she ventured to the trial, heavy with child
and heavier still with hatred, it is not Barabbas that the
crowd demands be crucified. Instead, it is the teacher
Cleopas and Jason had begun to follow, the man from Nazareth
that some call the Son of God....
She was born free, made a slave, married out of her bonds.
But she never really knew freedom until she felt the fire of
a stray drop of blood from a Jewish carpenter. She was
disowned by Israel, despised by Rome, desired by all. Yet
she never knew love until she received the smile of a stoic
A Stray Drop of Blood
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