By Francine Rivers
2009 Retailer's selection Award winner!
In this compilation of the 5 books within the best-selling Lineage of Grace sequence via Francine Rivers, we meet the 5 ladies whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. each one used to be confronted with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. each one took nice own possibility to satisfy her calling. each one was once destined to play a key position within the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the area.
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By the Virgin’s paps, she has seized my fancy and now moves my pen to praise. At the table spread with treats, One tasty sweet did tempt me. But on my plate was richer meat, That I did need to feed me. That is, my royal mistress, whose “richer meat” must nourish me. But I think I prefer the other maid’s sweetness. 2 March 1584 My dear brother, I write with great reluctance, driven by the precarious state of my affairs. The costs to renovate my house and to live in accordance with my high expectations will soon ruin me.
It was the queen speaking to me. “I cannot, Your Majesty,” I replied, for I was trembling all over. “Without your gracious help,” I added. Then the queen took my wrists and lifted me to my feet. Her hands were slim, her fingers long and tapered. I counted four rings on each hand. “Do not fear to look upon me, child. Think of me as your mother now,” she said. It was a command, though softly spoken. I lifted up my eyes to meet hers. They were bright and pale. She smiled and it was like the sun beaming from behind a cloud.
I walked around the puddle, avoiding the sorry cloak. Unable to restrain myself, I stared at the man as I passed, drinking in his features. His eyes flickered over me and he smiled—surely not at me, but at the memory of the queen’s touch. “Close your mouth, you look moonstruck,” said Emme. ” I whispered. “He is the queen’s new favorite, I daresay,” she replied. ” Chapter 3 From the Papers of Walter Ralegh November 1583 Brother Carew, I flourish in Her Majesty’s favor. She grants me the use of Durham House, once the bishop’s palace.