Mesu Andrews is the queen of Biblical Christian Fiction. I have loved all her other books very much. In my opinion, this book did not rate as highly as all her other literary offerings. During the majority of the book, Ishma and Hezi were children, slowly growing older as the book continued. Mesu did a fabulous job of creating a fictional story around the true Biblical passages. When they finally were old enough to marry, I just thought that the story skipped large passages of time with a weak romance between the two of them. The premise of the story was intriguing. I just think that the passage of historical time needed was just too much for this story.