Just a little snippet to whet your appetite for A Girl Named Mary…
“What?” Mary fairly yelled. “No, No, No. Joseph is too old and not at all attractive. How could you expect me to spend the rest of my life with such an old man?”
“Mary, what’s come over you?” Anne asked.
“I don’t want to marry an old man. There are many good-looking young men. What about Jonah, didn’t you consider him?” Mary asked.
“He’s not from the House of David,” Joachim replied.
“I don’t see why that’s important,” Mary countered hotly.
What was life like for Mary of Nazareth during her first fourteen years? How did she feel when she found she was to be betrothed to a man at least twice her age and then she was going to have a son?
My story follows the sequence of events chronicled in the Bible. Because little is known of Mary’s early life, I have combined historical research with the Biblical chronicle of events and added a large serving of “What if…?” to create a unique, appealing story for teens—target audience 12-16 years.