Author of “Miriamne the Magdala-The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series”
JB Richards is an historian and international award-winning Amazon, Goodreads, and Xlibris author. In November of 2016, Richards was a nominee for Author of the Year in Indie Author Books 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. Her debut novel, “Miriamne the Magdala – The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series”, was voted a Top 10 Best Historical Fiction Novel, Top 20 Best New Adult Novel, and Top 50 Best Young Adult Novel, and was a nominee for Best Romance Novel in the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards (SIBA’s). “Miriamne the Magdala” has been awarded a Readers’ Favorite 5-Star Seal and has continued to be nominated in multiple book award venues. In December 2016, “Miriamne the Magdala” ranked in the TOP 3 on Goodreads/Listopia’s Best Indie Books 2016-2017 and TOP 10 on Goodreads/Listopia’s Self-Pub or Indie Books Worth Reading lists. Her upcoming second chapter in The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series, “Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road”, is due for publication in 2017.
JB Richards graduated with High Honors from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and History. She is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she resides with her husband, Daniel, her son, Matthew, and her two dogs, Monty and Ayden.
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In March of 2015, Richards’ debut novel, “Miriamne the Magdala”, was published after more than 20 years of extensive research into the lives and times of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Her reimagining of their lives together provides an intimate, yet provocative and controversial look into a relationship nourished by a rich culture, forged by ancient traditions, transformed by their love for one another, and threatened by a turbulent and oppressive political landscape.
About the Novel Series
“The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series” is a historical-fiction novel series that follows Jesus and Mary Magdalene during the so-called “missing years” and throughout their lives. The introductory novel, “Miriamne the Magdala”, explores the deeply personal relationship between twelve-year-old Miriamne and her long lost cousin, Yeshua bar Joseph. Their tale begins with an unexpected reunion of two Jewish Houses and goes on to explain how a family brought together by a seeming circumstance is ultimately tied together by Destiny. When a family tragedy strikes and Yeshua and Miri are placed in a dangerous situation, heavenly forces intervene and a divine legacy that must be kept secret to all but their closest family members is revealed.
About Yeshua and Miriamne
From the time of his family’s return from Egypt to Nazareth, Yeshua has grown up shunned and reviled by the townsfolk of his step-father Joseph’s home village. Questions surrounding the authenticity of Yeshua’s parentage, along with the strange and unpredictable supernatural powers that seem to control him, have the people of this tiny backwater town suspicious and frightened.
When Yeshua’s mother, Mary, sends a letter to her dearest cousin pleading for help with her gravely ill husband, Joseph, Miriamne’s mother, Salome, instantly responds. Soon, Salome and her husband, Micah – along with their three children: Martha, Miriamne, and Lazarus – set out for Nazareth on a mission of mercy. During the family’s stay, an old but avid argument causes a major upset among family members, especially for young Yeshua who suddenly loses control of His staggering powers. As a result of the calamity, the angry townsfolk pounce on the opportunity to band together with their rabbi and the Elder’s Council to banish the Boy from Nazareth—forever.
Once Yeshua is forced to relocate from his family’s home to his cousin’s huge country estate near Sepphoris, the developing friendship between him and Miriamne flourishes. But just when things seem so hopeful, a sudden turn of events causes Yeshua to choose between taking His own action to avoid a terrible tragedy and His obligation to obey His Heavenly Father’s wishes.
When an astonished Miriamne learns of Yeshua’s true identity and His Mission on this earth, she must then decide whether to continue her relationship with Him or risk losing Him to His Fate. The pressure reaches a breaking point when Miriamne’s wealthy uncle, Joseph bar Abram, and his Caravaneers arrive for a family visit, and Yeshua is presented with a rare opportunity that will take Him far, far away from her . . . quite possibly forever. It is then that Yeshua must make a life-altering decision—whether to follow His heart or fulfill His Destiny.
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“The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series” sequentially includes the following five novels:
“Miriamne the Magdala” – released in March, 2015
“Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road” – due for publication in 2017
* “Thomas the Twin: The Sefer Revealed”
* “Mark the Scribe: The Angel’s Gospel”
* “Princess Sarah: Daughter of the King”
* Publication dates to be announced.
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