Sold Into Freedom by Carole Towriss
Today I’m happy to welcome author Carole Towriss as she shares about her book, Sold Into Freedom.
I write biblical fiction. My books don’t feature the people everyone knows, like Moses, David, Esther. I like to write about the characters that are mentioned only once or twice. My Old Testament series books were about Bezalel—the man who built the Ark of the Covenant, Gaddiel—one of the ten spies who rejected God’s promise of Canaan, and Acsah—Caleb’s daughter.
Sold into Freedom is the first book in my new series, “Planting Faith.” This series follows the Apostle Paul though his second missionary journey. Each book will focus on two or more little-known biblical characters who came to faith through his ministry. This first one takes place in Philippi, and is based on Acts 16—the story of the slave girl possessed by the spirit of prophecy, and the jailer.
Elantia, a seer, is kidnapped from her home on the coast of Britannia and sold as a slave in Ephesus. Her new owners take her to Philippi, where they put her to work each day in the marketplace telling fortunes. When they take from her the only good thing left in her life, she vows she will take her revenge and find her way home, even if she has to kill to do it.
After a devastating injury and vicious rumors, Tribune Quintus Valerius is forced from the army he loves. Given land in lieu of a cash pension, he settles in Philippi, but a betrayal forces him to become the city’s Keeper of the Prison. At least until the truth comes out.
Everything changes when a simple Jewish preacher visits Philippi. Tia and Quin are both intrigued by Paulos’s message of peace, but it seems too good to be true. Are they willing to leave behind everything they know to experience a freedom like no other?
Paul, Silas, Timothy, Luke, Lydia—they’re all here as minor characters. Come explore ancient Greece with me!
About the Author:
An unapologetic Californian, Carole Towriss now lives just north of Washington, DC. She loves her husband, her four children, the beach, and tacos, though not always in that order. In addition to writing, she binge watches British crime dramas and does the dishes four times in one day.
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Carole-Towriss/e/B009ZVHM8I/