By Lynn Austin
Fleeing King Manasseh's tyranny, Joshua leads the trustworthy remnant to their new domestic in Egypt. yet as years move, Joshua's hope for vengeance turns into an obsession. Blinded by means of hatred, he makes rash judgements, putting his family in jeopardy.
Amid Joshua's turmoil comes an unforeseen awakening of love--a love that burns so intensely it attracts him from the darkish internal seclusion the place he frequently retreats. yet what's going to it take for him to know the good love his Heavenly Father has for him...and for the selected humans of Judah?
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The least you could have done was wash them. ” They’re all sticky and gross from eating up all my circus peanuts. I grab the safety pin from her grubby fingers and run the point under the flame a few seconds. “Make sure you don’t touch me with those. ” I hand Sadie back the pin and she points the tip into my skin. “Worthless,” I sing. ” Her eyebrows stitch together and her mouth forms a tiny frown, her cheeks all extra red and puffy. ” she finally fumes. “I can’t. ” She throws the pin down and turns away from me on the bed.
I held the safely pin out to her. She hesitated, then took it. ” she asked. ” She held the point up to my flesh and scratched like a cat. ” “No,” I said. ” She didn’t do it right then. It took more than five full months of psyching her out, glaring at her in gym class, and throwing her impossible-to-read smiles—sometimes evil, sometimes delirious, mostly sheer cunning—as I passed her in the hallway. And so began my mission, making sure I was home on collection day, making sure I was the one to answer the door, to harass her, to try and make deals with her, to take her money.
I feel my insides light up like birthday candles, even though this is evil, even though we shouldn’t be talking this way. And suddenly I feel sort of … free. Like, I know I’ve known all along, but it suddenly hits me. Kelly isn’t here. It’s just me. And Sean. “Maybe,” I say. He edges in closer and I can smell the heat of his breath, like freshly cut grass. ” His lips are too close to mine to speak, like they might bump together by forming words. And before I know it, they are kissing mine and I’m feeling this tiny, tingling sensation in my right pinky.
Among the Gods (Chronicles of the Kings, Book 5) by Lynn Austin