2015 Reader's Favorite Bronze Medal Winner, Christian Historical Fiction
“Bambola (Rebekah’s Treasure) elevates a simple historical tale into something transcendent, in this beautifully written novel about a young Jewish noblewoman, Isabel, who flees the Inquisition on Christopher Columbus’s second voyage to the New World.” Publishers Weekly starred review
“But these plans they have laid out for me like an embroidered rug, showing me where my feet must travel, is to me an awful penance for sins I did not commit.” Isabel
Spain 1493: Isabel has broken her mother’s heart by becoming a sincere convert to Christianity. But when she is noticed by Friar Alonso at La Casa Santa, the Holy House, she is forced to flee the Inquisition by entering into a loveless marriage and sailing with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. But all too soon Isabel is forced to struggle alone in her new life and new faith. With all the risks and hardships how is she to survive? And will she ever find love in this strange land? And what of the dangerous Enrique Vivar? Will his hidden agenda cost her her life?
“Bambola’s gift for storytelling in this work of historical fiction is noting short of remarkable.”Sallie Yusko, pastor, founder of Women of Worth and Destiny, conference speaker and writer
“In her historical novel, The Salt Covenants, Sylvia Bambola paints a masterpiece with words.” Micki Sorbello,, artist and free lance writer
“Bambola masterfully weaves historical gleanings into this epic tale of romance and adventure set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. You won’t want to put it down.” Cristaña Carlton, musician, composer, teacher and author
“An enthralling page-turner! Sylvia Bambola’s historical novel is full of heart-felt emotion as she weaves a tale of one woman’s courage, hope and love.” Gina White, Mixed media artist