The characters are very well developed and completely believable. The hovels, the dirt, the plain food and clothes illustrate a world far beyond what we know today. The beliefs are so cursory the priests just say the words without reading the Bible everyday. How can one know God, if one doesn't visit Him, or read His word, or hear His voice in prayerful conversation?
The insights of this novel are still true today. We behave in the same manner as man did during the Dark Ages with suspicion, accusation without proofs, and the deep, underlying desire to "follow the crowd for approval". This story could have been contemporary, although the historic background is incredibly interesting. It's a keeper and I give it four stars out of five.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Focusing on ancient women's history, Ginger creates novels and nonfiction resources that explore the lives of historical women. A frequent media guest and television host, Ginger has been interviewed by Fox News, Billy Graham's The Hour of Decision, The Harvest Show, 104.7 The Fish Atlanta, and many other outlets.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in Theater, she is passionate about creating art from history. Ginger resides in Georgia with her husband and three children.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Dinfoil, Germany, 1538. In a little town on the edge of the Black Forest, a double murder stirs up festering fears. A lonely woman despairs of pleasing her husband and wonders why other women shun her. An overworked sheriff struggles to hold the town—and himself—together. A priest begins to doubt the power of the words he shares daily with his flock. And the charismatic Inquisitor who arrives to help—with a filthy witch in a cage as an object lesson—brings his own mix of lofty ideals and treacherous evil. Under his influence, ordinary village fears and resentments take a deadly turn. Terror mounts. Dark deeds come to light. And men and women alike discover not only what they are capable of, but who they are…and what it means to grapple for grace.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Wolves Among Us, go HERE