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Review and Giveaway: Ben-Hur by Carol Wallace May 1, 2017

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 8:16 pm
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As one of the bestselling stories of all time, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christhas captivated and enthralled millions around the world―both in print and on the big screen. Now Lew’s great-great-granddaughter has taken the old-fashioned prose of this classic novel and breathed new life into it for today’s audience. Coming to theaters in August 2016 as Ben-Hur, a major motion picture from MGM and Paramount studios, the story follows Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman whose childhood friend Messala betrays him. Accused of trying to murder the new Roman governor in Jerusalem, Judah is sentenced to the galley ships and vows to seek revenge against the Romans and Messala. But a chance encounter with a carpenter from Nazareth sets Judah on a different path.
Rediscover the intrigue, romance, and tragedy in this thrilling adventure.

Also included: the inspiring story-behind-the-story of Lew Wallace―Indiana lawyer, author, and Civil War general.


Carol Wallace,co-author of “To Marry an English Lord,” has written 21 books, including most recently her historical novel “Leaving Van Gogh.” Previous titles have included humor, parenting, and social history.

My thoughts and giveaway: 

What a fabulous book. I was immediately drawn into the story and had to keep reading to see what would happen to Ben-Hur and what his encounter with Jesus be like.

I have never seen the movie so I had nothing to base this book on besides the previews I have seen.

What happens to Judah is so unfair and the fact that it is done by his best friend is even more heartbreaking.But there is something special about Judah and others see that too and because of that he is given another chance.

Carol does a wonderful job of painting the picture of this time without taking away from the overall story. I really enjoyed this book and if you like Biblical fiction I am sure you will too.

Visit Carol here.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

Leave a comment by May 15th for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by (U.S. addresses only. I am not responsible for books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network, Inc. All opinions are my own. 


One Response to “Review and Giveaway: Ben-Hur by Carol Wallace”

  1. MH Says:

    Loved the movie, of course. Would love to read this newly-renovated version.

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