Pilate's Wife by Antoinette May

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A daughter of privilege in the most powerful empire the world has ever known, Claudia has a unique and disturbing "gift": her dreams have an uncanny way of coming true. As a rebellious child seated beside the tyrannical Roman Emperor Tiberius, she first spies the powerful gladiator who will ultimately be her one true passion. Yet it is the ambitious magistrate Pontius Pilate who intrigues the impressionable young woman she becomes, and Claudia finds her way into his arms by means of a mysterious ancient magic. Pilate is her grand destiny, leading her to Judaea and plunging her into a seething cauldron of open rebellion. But following her friend Miriam of Magdala's confession of her ecstatic love for a charismatic religious radical, Claudia begins to experience terrifying visions—horrific premonitions of war, injustice, untold devastation and damnation . . . and the crucifixion of a divine martyr whom she must do everything in her power to save.

 

About Antoinette May

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Antoinette May is the author of Pilate's Wife and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Adventures of a Psychic. An award-winning travel writer specializing in Mexico, May divides her time between Palo Alto and a home in the Sierra foothills.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 402 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fiction debut from May (Passionate Pilgrim, 1993, etc.) makes an unlikely romantic heroine of Claudia, wife of the Roman magistrate who presided over the crucifixion.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Pilate's Wife

Examiner

In "Pilate's Wife" by Antoinette May, the story of Claudia, wife of Pontius Pilate and a woman that had a mysterious dream about Jesus Christ.

Dec 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Pilate's Wife

Deseret News

Meanwhile, as we read about Claudia and Pilate, we come to understand more about the place and time of Christ.

Dec 17 2006 | Read Full Review of Pilate's Wife

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