Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Scroll by Miriam Feinberg Vamosh, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: The Scroll
Author: Miriam Feinberg Vamosh
Release Date: January 19, 2019 (re-issue)
Publisher: The Toby Press
Genre: Historical Fiction
Synopsis: The Scroll is a multi-generational historical novel about the survivors of Masada. It draws from an authentic archaeological find: the divorce document of a woman named Miriam. This fictionalized version of Miriam’s story begins in the year 73 CE on Masada’s final horrific day, where enemies within and without bring about the downfall of the last Jewish fortress. Its survivors are forced to choose between nation and family, and finally, between life and death. Will they learn the lessons of Masada’s downfall? Although it tells of events that took place two millennia ago, The Scroll sheds extraordinary light on the complexities of modern Israeli society and the dilemmas faced by Israel and its leaders today.
…When they had discovered him sneaking into the cave behind them on his first night in Jerusalem, they had grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and some were ready to take a knife to his throat. Others had diffused the moment with a warm guffaw when they saw that he was just a boy. When they heard his story, “the little man from Masada” seemed the only nickname that would do. All they chose to hear was that the boy had survived Masada. They did not hold it against him, they told him. Quite the opposite, they saw his arrival among them as a sign that God was speaking directly to them, telling them that the struggle was far from over. From that day on, they had raised him in their image. Now, finally, he had a plan that would win them all over and put his past to rest.
The men watched warily, out of long habit, as Samuel reached into his robe. But it was Miriam’s worn and soiled get he drew out, waving the scroll dramatically before them.
“With this document,” he said slowly, “I will move our cause ahead as it has not moved for the last twenty years.”
About the author
Miriam Feinberg Vamosh was born in Trenton, New Jersey and has lived in Israel for over four decades. She is the author of the best-selling Daily Life at the Time of Jesus, which has been translated into 32 languages. She is also the author of Women at the Time of the Bible, Food at the Time of the Bible, Teach it to Your Children, How Kids Lived in Bible Days, and with Eva Marie Everson, she wrote the award-winning Reflections of God’s Holy Land, a Personal Journey Through Israel. Her historical novel, The Scroll, is a moving saga about the survivors of Masada and their descendants over three generations, and is based on a real archaeological find.
TOUR GIVEAWAY(1) winner will win
- a print copy of The Scroll
- a variety of teas from Israel
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 21, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm January 28, 2019. Open internationally except where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
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