The Warrior by Wanda Ann Thomas
A deadly assault... A former soldier in the Jewish army, NATHAN OF RUMAH, just wants a quiet life on his family’s olive farm. But his idyll ends abruptly when he rescues a wealthy and prominent Pharisee and his family from a brutal attack by rebels he calls friends. Nathan vows to right the wrong, never guessing it will lead to his hasty marriage to the Pharisee’s shy daughter, Alexandra. The tender passion he finds with his new wife only strengthens his need to seek justice for her and her family. A formidable warrior... ALEXANDRA ONIAS is enthralled and unnerved to find herself wed, not to a scholar, but to a warrior. The risks her valiant husband takes on her behalf come at a terrible price when Nathan's countrymen turn against him. Shaken as she realizes how much Nathan has sacrificed on her behalf, Alexandra fights to save her husband from the rebels’ revenge…and from Herod’s blind ambition. A clash of loyalty, deception and desire … Determined to end the bloody rebellion against Rome, Nathan picks up his sword again, seeking help from his friend Herod, the newly-minted governor of Galilee, and the man who will one day be called HEROD THE GREAT. Betrayed by friends and hunted by neighbors, Nathan and Alexandra fight side by side to protect their loved ones, their home, and their very lives. But the couple's blossoming love faces ruin when the rebels strike out and Nathan unleashes the full fury of... The Warrior.
Book Length: Long Novel - 320-650 Pages