This is the third book in the Jerusalem Road series. You do not have to have read the others in the series to enjoy this one. This book centers around Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Matthew. I can tell that the author did her research based on all the references that she lists in the back of the novel. I also recognize some of the events as things I have read in my Bible. The author does a really good job of bringing this story to life to the point where you can imagine yourself there. I did not think I would be a fan of biblical fiction but Angela Hunt has made me a fan. And even though this is fiction, you can still learn something from it. For example, when Matthew is reminded that though he is no longer the same person he used to be, his gifts from his old life can be used in his new one too.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.