Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene
Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene
Poisoned Honey: A Story of Mary Magdalene
Beatrice Gormley
This story begins with Mariamne, a vulnerable girl who knows little of the ways of the world. Much as she wants to be in control of her own destiny, she soon learns she has no such power. She must do as her father and brother see fit, and when tragedy strikes, Mari must marry a man she does not love and enter a household where she is not welcome, for the good of her family.But she finds a small way to comfort herself when she meets an Egyptian wisewoman who instructs her in the ways of the occult arts. In the spirit world, Mari finds she has power. Here, she really is in control of her fate. But is she? Or is the magic controlling her?This gripping portrait of one of the most misunderstood and controversial Biblical figures is the story of a young girl’s path through manipulation and possession, madness and healing, to a man who will change the world forever.

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  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Mary Magdelene is a young girl living with her family. They do sardine packing, and are fairly middle class. When Mary's family asks her to marry, she is overjoyed. But then a fever takes the lives of her father and her betrothed. Mary'solder brother finds her another husband, but this one is not so satisfactory. Mary learns "tricks" from a wise woman to help her bear her troubles in that terrible household. Marysoon kills her husband when she becomes evil and demented by spirits. Will Mary ever rid herself of the spirits?

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