Sometimes, even Amazon has issues…

Posted by on April 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm.

Earlier this morning, while attempting to make a purchase on Amazon I received this error message…

The Centurians Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke

Amazon

We’re sorry. An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we’re working to resolve the problem as soon as possible. Please try again in a few minutes.

A bit odd, but ok…? I realized that my card information needed to be updated. My bank recently sent me a new card, they updated to the “smartcard” feature. Is that what it’s called? So now, my expiration and security number has changed. I updated the information and went to  complete my order and still got the above error message. I attempted to make the payment a few more times and finally it started working.

I’m really looking forward to reading The Centurian’s Wife. It’s supposed to surround events after Jesus’s death. I love the Bible and read it daily, so this sounds great. I just hope they don’t deviate too much from scripture. Anyway, this book was recommended to me on my GoodReads profile. Here’s what it says…

“Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist’s perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity…and the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma. Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil–facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine’s governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah’s mistress, the governor’s wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death–and missing body–is causing such furor. This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources. At its core, The Centurion’s Wife unfolds the testing of loyalties–between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.”

I can’t wait to read it. Actually, I don’t have to wait since I discovered I can read it on my iPad for free since it’s also free on the Kindle. Hooray! ☺️

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