Publication Date: March 5, 2015 | Cappuccino Books | Formats: eBook, Hardcover | Pages: 368
Genre: Historical Fiction
Based on historical, biblical, and archaeological research, visits to the Middle East, and a large measure of creativity, ANGELS AT THE GATE is the story of Adira, destined to become Lot’s wife. A daughter of Abram's tribe, Adira is an impetuous young girl whose mother died in childbirth. Secretly raised as a boy in her father’s caravan and schooled in languages and the art of negotiation, Adira rejects the looming changes of womanhood that threaten her nomadic life and independence.
But with the arrival of two mysterious strangers – Northmen rumored to be holy or possibly even “Angels” – Adira’s world unravels. Raiders invade the caravan, and she loses everything she values most – her father, her freedom, and even the “Angels.”
Caught between her oath to her father to return to her tribe and the “proper life for a woman” and tormented by an impossible love, she abandons all she has known in a dangerous quest to seek revenge and find her kidnapped “Angel.” With only her beloved dog, Nami, at her side, Adira must use the skills she learned in the caravan to survive the perils of the desert, Sodom, and her own heart.
ANGELS AT THE GATE is a story of adventure and the power of love, exploring themes about choice – the importance of asking the right questions and walking the fine edge between duty and personal freedom.
Based on a simple mention in the Bible, T.K. Thorne has developed a complex and full-bodied character in the wife of Lot, a woman both ancient and modern, who will touch readers’ hearts, and live in their memories for years to come. As Dianne Mooney, founder of Southern Living At Home says, “For all those whose curiosity is piqued by how it might have been in the time of Sodom and Gomorrah, this is a must read!”
Praise for Angels at the Gate"ANGELS AT THE GATE is nothing short of a masterwork–superbly and eloquently written, solidly researched and a high-speed page-turner. Readers will be swept up in a story they can't put down." –Elsa D. Ruther, editor,The Nifty Pickle
“A masterpiece of historical research, interweaving history and theology in a re-visioning of an ancient story from a woman’s perspective. Thorne is a dazzlingly gifted writer.” –Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama, 2003-2012
“Thorne unspools an ancient adventure with crackling undertones of our contemporary lives. Lean, polished action sequences render a young woman’s life with both intensity and nuanced truth.” –Dale Short, public radio commentator and author of A Shinning, Shinning Path
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Blog Tour Reviews"With the environs featured, the wonderful characterization along with adventure and action creates a memorable read. Thorne brilliantly incorporates the biblical story with clever fiction without detracting from religion, portrayed in a respectful manner." - Unshelfish (http://unshelfish.org/2015/03/26/angels-at-the-gate-by-t-k-thorne-w-giveaway/)
"It doesn't get any better than this...I LOVED this book. This is an incredibly well written book and I strongly encourage everyone who likes a good tale to read this book. Even if you are not a fan of biblical literature, you will enjoy this book, it's a tale well told." - Book Lovers Paradise (http://bookloversparadise.blogspot.com/2015/04/angels-at-gate.html)
"This was a fascinating read. I really enjoyed reading about Adira, or as we come to know her "Lot's wife." I highly enjoyed this story and found it to be rich in history and a very well crafted read." - Book Nerd (http://booknerdloleotodo.blogspot.com/2015/04/angels-at-gate-by-tk-thorne.html)
"This was my first reading of a novel by T.K Thorne and I’m going to safely say that this is not my last."- With Her Nose Stuck in a Book (https://quirkyladybookworm.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/angels-at-the-gate-a-review)
"I have a fascination for Biblical fiction and what Ms. Thorne does so very well is tell the story behind the story. Ms. Thorne performs a magical alchemy with her characters and the ability to transport her reader back to Biblical times. I can’t wait to see who Ms. Thorne will bring to life next." - Broken Teepee (http://brokenteepee.com/2015/03/angels-at-the-gate-by-t-k-thorne-blog-tour-book-review-and-giveaway-angelsatthegateblogtour.html/)
Angels at the Gate Blog Tour ScheduleMonday, March 23
Review at Genre Queen
Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary
Wednesday, March 25
Review at Quirky Book Reviews
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Thursday, March 26
Review at Room With Books
Review at Unshelfish
Friday, March 27
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Review at Broken Teepee
Saturday, March 28
Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, March 31
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews
Thursday, April 2
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Monday, April 6
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views
Thursday, April 9
Spotlight at I'd So Rather Be Reading
Monday, April 13
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection
Wednesday, April 15
Review at Book Nerd
Thursday, April 16
Review at Griperang's Bookmarks
Friday, April 17
Blog Tour Wrap Up at Passages to the Past
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