that I was the lucky one to read and review “Magdalen Rising, The Beginning”!
I’m heading to the bookstore for the next in Elizabeth Cunningham’s “The Maeve Chronicles.”
has created a passionate, intriguing, thought-provoking combination of Celtic Lore and Christian belief while telling a simple
story of the possible connection between Jesus and Mary Magdalen.
Rising” is Ms. Cunningham’s second book in this series; however, it is the beginning of the tale. Here we are introduced to Maeve (Mary Magdalen), her mystical/not so mystical birth and a young Jesus,
a Jesus we’re not used to reading about. Maeve believes they are destined
cosmic twins/lovers; he’s trying to understand his own life and the questions that fill his head.
But, why do I
want everyone to read this book? Those are the words I can’t find. Ms. Cunningham’s Maeve is a headstrong, freewheeling, funny lady. The question of male/female balance in, at least, two religious beliefs is open and respectful. Which, for me, creates a perfect setting for discussion. “Magdalen
Rising” is rich in detail and emotion. There’s a magical honesty
to this one tale; a tale of two of Christianity’s major people, that keeps pulling me back.
summer read, one that deserves your full attention.
Christine Speakman - Muse Book Reviewer