Beautiful is a dangerous thing to be when one is unprotected.

For seven
years, Abigail has been a slave in the Visibullis house. With a
Hebrew mistress and a Roman master, she has always been more family
than servant . . . until their son returns to Jerusalem after his
years in Rome. Within a few months Jason has taken her to his bed
and turned her world upside down. Maybe, given time, she can come to
love him as he says he loves her. But how does she open her heart to
the man who ruined her?

unrest finds a home in her bosom, but their rebellion tears apart
her world. Death descends with Barabbas’s sword, and Abigail is
determined to be there when the criminal is punished. But when she
ventures to the trail, Barabbas is not the one the crowd calls to
crucify. Instead, it is the teacher her master and Jason had begun
to follow, the man from Nazareth that some call the Son of God . . .

Born free,
made a slave, married out of her bonds, Abigail never knows freedom
until she feels the fire of a stray drop of blood from a Jewish
carpenter. Disowned by Israel, despised by Rome, desired by all, she
never knows love until she receives the smile of a stoic Roman