A Girl Named Mary

The early life of the girl who would become the Mother of Jesus

A Girl Named Mary tells the story of Mary, the Mother of Jesus as a young girl. Though she has a much older sister, she’s raised as an only child. Her cousin, Rebekka, is her closet friend and confidant. Together they grow and learn how to maneuver in a culture that is steeped in tradition. One that looks backward instead of forward for solutions to problems. Mary cares about others, helps the sick and disadvantaged and is a voice, albeit a young voice, for women.

At twelve, Mary was betrothed to an older man who had sons her age. She resisted this arrangement strongly. She argued with her parents against the betrothal with every bit of logic and strength she had but found this tradition beyond her ability to fight. The marriage took place and she was rewarded by the birth of a beautiful baby boy, Jesus.


Now Available

Historical Fiction

Trade Paperback

Publisher: World Castle Publishing

Publication Date: May 26, 2016

Price: $10.99

Size: 6”x 9”

Author: Mary Jo Nickum

ISBN: 9781629894829

eBook ISBN: 9781629894836

202 Pages

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