The Well by Stephanie Landsem
A Novel

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Could he be the One we’ve been waiting for?

For the women of the Samaritan village of Sychar, the well is a place of blessing—the place where they gather to draw their water and share their lives—but not for Mara. Shunned for the many sins of her mother, Nava, Mara struggles against the constant threats of starvation or exile.

Mara and Nava’s lives are forever changed with the arrival of two men: Shem, a mysterious young man from Caesarea, and Jesus, a Jewish teacher. Nava is transformed by Jesus, but his teachings come too late and she is stoned by the unforgiving villagers. Desperate to save her dying mother, Mara and Shem embark on a journey to seek Jesus’ help—a journey that brings unexpected love and unimaginable heartbreak.
 

About Stephanie Landsem

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Stephanie Landsem writes historical fiction because she loves adventure in far-off times and places. In real life, she’s explored ancient ruins, medieval castles, and majestic cathedrals around the world. Stephanie is equally happy at home in Minnesota with her husband, four children, and three fat cats. When she’s not writing, she’s feeding the ravenous horde, avoiding housework, and dreaming about her next adventure—whether it be in person or on the page.
 
Published June 4, 2013 by Howard Books. 306 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Teenage Mara's life is not easy. Living in a small house in the Samaritan village of Sychar, she cares for her younger brother and unstable mother, Nava. An outcast because of her mother's transgressions, Mara worries how they will find their next meal when

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Teenage Mara's life is not easy. Living in a small house in the Samaritan village of Sychar, she cares for her younger brother and unstable mother, Nava. An outcast because of her mother's transgressions, Mara worries how they will find their next meal when

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of The Well: A Novel

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