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The Handmaid and the Carpenter - A Novel

Elizabeth Berg

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Description:

In this wonderful novel about love and trust, hope and belief, Elizabeth Berg, the bestselling author of We Are All Welcome Here and The Year of Pleasures, transports us to Nazareth in biblical times to reimagine the events of the classic Christmas story. We see Mary-young, strong, and inquisitive-as she first meets Joseph, a serious-minded young carpenter who is steadfastly devoted to the religious traditions of their people. The two become betrothed, but are soon faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Aided by a great and abiding love, they endure challenges to their relationship as well as threats to their lives as they come to terms with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the birth of their child, Jesus. For Mary, the pregnancy is a divine miracle and a privilege. For Joseph, it is an ongoing test not only of his courage but of his faith-in his wife as well as in his God. Exquisitely written and imbued with the truthful emotions and richness of detail that have earned Elizabeth Berg a devoted readership, The Handmaid and the Carpenter explores lives touched profoundly by miracles large and small. This powerful and moving novel is destined to become a classic. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:40

Introduction
Introduction

03:59


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:54