“What would you say if you suddenly received a mysterious phone call from someone telling you that there weren’t forty-eight of Gutenberg’s books, but forty-nine?”
Hannah, a green-eyed beauty, finds herself in mid-life with no husband, no work, and no clear direction. Following a promising ad, she joins an enthusiastic professor on a perilous search for a lost copy of the Gutenberg Bible, last seen in the 16th century. To succeed where others failed, they must decipher ancient encrypted texts, enter monasteries and torture cellars – and avoid dangerous criminals who will stop at nothing to lay their hands on this priceless antiquity. But then they are forced to face an even greater challenge…
This suspenseful romance reveals an ancient love that drowned in blood 500 years ago, yet has endured to this day.
Where to buy
From Amazon – The kindle format is $ 0.99 USD and the paperback version is $12.53 USD.
So this book was hard for me to read. It’s basically about a Jewish historian named Hannah from Israel who ends up going on a trip to find a lost ancient bible with a man named Mickey who specializes in old scrolls and what not. They find clues about the bible through her dreams. They end up being followed by crooks who want to get to the bible first as a bunch of museums and other people were contacted about the priceless books. In the end Hannah finds it in an old monastery, but as she brings it up from the basement she finds herself at gunpoint by the men who kidnapped her love Mickey(They fell in love). She ends up stealing one of the covers from them, finds a rare document she was trying to find from a victim from like 500 years ago whose family was murdered for being Jewish and pretending to be christian. Things worked out in the end. The documents truly were priceless, Mickey was found safe, the crooks were caught and prosecuted, they got married and had a baby. It wasn’t a bad story, but what made it hard to read was all of the terms in the book. I had no idea what most of them were and had to look them up which made going back to read more difficult. I wish the book explained them. Just a brief description of what something was. It would have been easier to read. I could have just ignored things and read on but it really bothered me that I didn’t know what these things were. I also found myself skipping paragraphs here and there. Parts of the book were painfully boring and I just needed to get past them. Anyways it was a decent book, a difficult read.
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