The prophet Nehemiah's cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex
accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries.
There is only one problem: she is a woman.
In her early childhood years,
Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father's subsequent emotional
distance and she came to two conclusions: that God does not care about her, and
that her accomplishments are the measure of her worth - the measure of her self.
the talented scribe and cousin to Nehemiah, is catapulted into the center of the
Persian court, working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving
intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn't failure but success that causes Sarah
to lose her only source of external validation.
Sarah soon learns that
she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums -
her very being proves to be a blessing to others particularly the aristocrat, Darius, she
was given to in marriage.
Sarah and Darius' story continues in Harvest
of Gold. Darius may be able to learn to love his wife, but can he ever learn
to trust Sarah and her Lord?