Alicia Petersen is a wonderfully gifted author writing to teens in Sparrow Alone. The title is beautifully chosen for this equally beautiful, captivating story in an intriguing setting.
How many of us think about the thieves that hung on the cross with Jesus? Ms. Peterson writes this tale from the viewpoint of a sister of one of the thieves. She combines fiction with an event from the time of Jesus to produce a strong biblical message for all ages. I recommend this excellent book to teens as well as adults, and look forward to more books by the talented Alicia Peterson. – Tammy Hornbeck, Christian Book Previews.com
Two Jewish orphans living in a small village attempt to earn their livelihood in Roman-occupied Jerusalem. Mala sews for the wives of wealthy Roman aristocrats and watches in dismay as her brother, Abdon, becomes deeply entrenched in a life of crime. Then, suddenly, the whole village is rocked by the transformation of one of its residents--and the name that seems to be on everyone's lips.