“Miriamne the Magdala - The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series” is based on the so-called “missing years” of Jesus, focusing on his intimate relationship with the young woman who became his closest confidante, first apostle, and one true love—Mary Magdalene.

 

The novel explores the deeply personal relationship that develops between twelve-year-old Miriamne and her long-lost cousin, Yeshua bar Joseph. When a family tragedy strikes, and Yeshua and Miriamne are placed in a dangerous situation, heavenly forces intervene and a divine legacy that must be kept secret to all but their closest family members is revealed.

2017 Grand Prize Winner

Golden Box Publishing

Golden Quill Awards

2017 Grand Prize Winner

Golden Box Publishing

Golden Quill Awards

2017 Best Writing Style

Golden Box Publishing

Golden Quill Awards

2017 4-Star Book Award

Authors Talk About It (ATAI)

5-Star Seal

Reader's Favorite

2016 Summer Indie Book Awards (SIBA)

Top 10: Historial Fiction

Top 20: Best New Adult Novel

Top 50: Best Young Adult Novel

Best Romance Nominee

2017 Best Writing Style

Golden Box Publishing

Golden Quill Awards

2017 4-Star Book Award

Authors Talk About It (ATAI)

5-Star Seal

Reader's Favorite

2016 Summer Indie Book Awards (SIBA)

Top 10: Historial Fiction

Top 20: Best New Adult Novel

Top 50: Best Young Adult Novel

Best Romance Nominee

Voted 2018 Wild Dreams Publishing’s Best Historical Romance

Voted 2018 Wild Dreams Publishing’s Best Christian Tale

2017 Golden Squirrel Independent Book Award for Best Historical Fiction from The Book Squirrel

"Miriamne the Magdala" was voted Goodreads/Listopia's Top 3 Best Indie Books 2016-17 and Top 10 Self-Pub & Indie Books Worth the Read in December of 2016.

“[This] novel is authentic and accurate in every historic detail, as well as fleshing the characters so well, they can step out of the book. [The author] has sensitively handled the budding romance between Yeshua and Miri in this epic spiritual journey.” — Eva Pasco, Indie Author

JB Richards Releases MIRIAMNE THE MAGDALA—Broadway World, April 9, 2015

SYNOPSIS

The story begins six years after Yeshua’s family leaves Egypt and travels to their hometown of Nazareth. Yeshua has grown up shunned and reviled by the townsfolk of his step-father Joseph’s home village. Questions surrounding the authenticity of his parentage along with the strange and unpredictable supernatural powers that seem to control Yeshua have the people of the tiny backwater town suspicious and frightened.

When Yeshua’s mother, Mary, sends a letter to her dearest cousin pleading for help for her gravely ill husband, Miriamne’s mother, Salome, instantly responds. Soon, Salome and her husband, Micah—along with their three children: Martha, Miriamne, and Lazarus—set out for Nazareth on a mission of mercy. During the family’s stay, an old but avid argument causes major upset, especially for young Yeshua who loses control of His staggering powers. As a result of the calamity, the angry townsfolk pounce on the opportunity to band together with their rabbi and the Elder’s Council to banish Yeshua from Nazareth—forever.

Once Yeshua is forced to relocate from his family’s home to his cousin’s huge country estate near Sepphoris, the budding friendship between him and Miriamne flourishes. But just when things seem so hopeful, a sudden turn of events causes Yeshua to choose between taking His own action to avoid a terrible tragedy and His obligation to obey His Heavenly Father’s wishes.

When an astonished Miriamne learns of Yeshua’s true identity and His Mission on this earth, she must then decide whether to continue her relationship with Him or risk losing Him to His Fate. The pressure reaches a breaking point when Miriamne’s wealthy uncle, Joseph bar Abram, and his Caravaneers arrive for a family visit. Miriamne is devastated when Yeshua is presented with a rare opportunity that will take Him far, far away from her . . . quite possibly forever. It is then that Yeshua must make a life-altering decision—whether to follow His heart or fulfill His Destiny.

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