The Silk Merchant of Sychar
THE SILK MERCHANT OF SYCHAR
One woman, five husbands and a weary rabbi at the well who knows 'everything she ever did.'
The day after they bury her husband Leah Marcellus loses her baby. A widow and childless, what man will want her? Her father secures a second husband, a profitable business arrangement, sealed on Mount Gerizim, the holy mountain where every true follower of Yahweh worships. But Leah’s heart belongs to another. Her passion brings only trouble - jealousy, murder and lies.
Leah's skill at the loom and the secrets of dye - the woad, the murex and madder - brings her renown among the Roman women of wealth.
Yet death and betrayal soon steal her security. Leah is determined to protect her family... at any cost.
From the olive groves of Samaria to the bloodied sand of a Roman stadium to the exquisite silks brought from the East, The Silk Merchant of Sychar weaves colour into the biblical account of the woman at the well.