The Hand of Divine Justice by Therese Dvir
Step under the hot Moroccan sun and into the ordeal of one family as they remain haunted by the sins of another. The modest Miriam and Mardoché Marciano are a devoted and happy couple stained by an ugly past with the aristocratic Sarfatis, a notorious connection recognized by the entire Jewish community in Marrakech – except the Marcianos’ own children. When their eldest son, Solomon, seeks the source of frequent and cruel town gossip, the past resurfaces to compete with the present.
A tragic event forces the two families to eventually come together, and the Sarfatis begin to take an interest in Solomon. After learning the truth about his parents’ early history, Solomon must decide whether to remain defensive of this past or submit to the increasing importance of the Sarfatis in his life. Amid success and suffering, the two families experience the painful contention between loyalty and sacrifice. Based on true events, and infused with Judaic history and culture, The Hand of Divine Justice beckons with passion that is at times savage and uncertain, but ultimately forgiving and sincere.
ISBN: 9780971540248---Historical Fiction; Set in Northwest Africa, France, Israel, and
Soft Cover, 176 Pages, $20.99