• Sara Jane Jacobs

Trouble in the Ruins by C. L. Smith

Updated: Oct 7, 2020





About the Book


Book:  Trouble in the Ruins


Author: C.L. Smith


Genre:  Biblical fiction


Release Date: September 2019



Return to the turbulence of ancient Canaan in Book Three of The Stones of Gilgal. Even the raging floods of the Jordan could not stop the Israelites from crossing the river and setting up camp near Jericho. Canaanite kings and kingdoms—even the Anakim giants—are in turmoil. Former enemies jostle for power in new alliances, united only in their determination to destroy the Israelite invaders.


When the massive fortifications of Jericho collapse, Salmon rushes into the ruins to save Rahab, the beautiful harlot who had rescued him and his fellow spy from certain death. But saving her from her own city is not so easy. And that is only the beginning of the trouble, treachery and devastating ruins they and their friends face as they settle into their new life in the Promised Land.

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My Thoughts. . .


The author drops the reader right alongside the Israelites as they camp near Jericho in this historical Christian fiction novel. You will feel like you are there as this story is beautifully written with so much detail. It stayed with me between my reading times and challenged me in ways I wasn't expecting. If you enjoy biblical fiction then don't miss Trouble in the Ruins! It was a Five Star Read for me!


I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.




About the Author


C.L. SMITH, former missionary, retired junior high English/history teacher, has captivated audiences around the world for years with the timeless thrill of biblical tales. Now her six-part Stones of Gilgal saga brings the mayhem and miracles of the book Joshua to life. Well researched and beautifully written, the author weaves her lifetime love of learning and people into the fabric of the biblical text, creating a tapestry of rich scenes and colorful characters the reader will not soon forget.