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Sunday, March 11, 2007

THE BARD OF BETHLEHEM by David James Trapp

PublishAmerica, Baltimore
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: Very Good
ISBN: 1424133130, $19.95, 252 pp.

This story takes place in 5 B.C., during the 22nd year of Caesar Augustus’s reign and his mandatory census and taxation. Political scandals abound. Terentius, a bard, and Bridicia, a fish peddler, fall in love–a love that endures through all the dangers and intrigues.

The Bard of Bethlehem is rich in historical folklore and customs of the people–Celts, Druids, Jews, Romans and Greeks. If you’re interested in the politics and the lives of the people around Judea prior to the birth of Christ, you will probably enjoy this novel.

David James Trapp is a good, knowledgeable writer. He is an attorney living in the San Francisco Bay area and has also written Dog Days in Bedlam.

Reviewed by Kaye Trout - March 11, 2007


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