Publication Date: November 2, 2016
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC, CreateSpace
Kindle & Paperback; 240 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Biblical Fiction/Christian Literature
She has no name. She is not even a footnote. Her tale is hidden behind the well-told fable of her husband, the man who would become Simon Peter, the first Apostle.
Cast off by her family after shunning a wealthy suitor to marry a humble fisherman, her life is fraught with hardship. She endures her husband’s growing restlessness, fish shortages from the Sea of Galilee, and the oppression of an all-powerful Roman Empire over her people. Then her life is forever changed when her dying mother is saved by a miracle performed by a young carpenter—a man who speaks with understanding and acts with compassion. A man who can inspire the extraordinary.
Simon Peter lives on in history as the undaunted martyr of the carpenter. This is the untold story of his young bride. Her journey traverses villages and deserts, love and tradition, and a brewing revolution, to an awakening of faith that challenges everything she has ever known.
My Review: I am so picky about Biblical Fiction. I tend to find that the author strays too heavily from the Truth, or takes too many liberties in trying to flesh-out the Biblical characters. So I approached The Fisherman’s Bride hesitantly, but hopeful. I was not disappointed. It was so incredibly written!
The Apostle Peter is my absolute, hands-down favorite Bible hero. I adore him. He is so very human. He makes mistakes, questions everything, is spontaneous, has a bit of a temper and drops the ball on more than one occasion. And while the Bible mentions briefly that Peter is married, that is all that we know about his wife. Just that she was.
Catherine Magia takes this unknown woman of the Bible, and brings her to life.
She remains unnamed in the book, which I absolutely love. Not only did it prove to me that the author wasn’t reinventing the wheel, but it allows us women to step into the shoes of Peter’s wife and experience her story for ourselves. Catherine Magia forever etched Peter’s wife onto my heart and drew me even closer to Peter and to the Jesus that I am so crazy about.
About the Author
Catherine Magia was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to New Jersey as a teenager. Although her formal education was in the hard sciences, Catherine has always maintained a passion for the written word, publishing her poetry in several literary journals including the Michigan Quarterly Review.
She discovered the voice of Simon Peter’s wife on a soul-searching journey, a trek through the biblical lands of Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. She spent seven years researching and writing her debut novel, traveling as far as Ephesus, Turkey.
She is working on her second book – the conclusion to The Fisherman’s Bride.
By day, she works as an associate director of marketing research in the development of new cancer medications. She is currently based in Boston.
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