Life, love and conflict in the hill country around 1200BC
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In a Milk and Honeyed Land is a full-length novel written by Richard Abbott which sets the scene in and around Kephrath, a small town in the hill country of Canaan around 1200BCE. It has been published by Trafford Publishing and is now available in bookshops and online retailers.

Life, love and conflict in the hill country

Damariel is apprenticed as a young man by the village priest, whose reckless actions lead to his disgrace. Damariel manages to avoid becoming implicated in the matter and carries on his training, marrying his childhood friend Qetirah shortly before they begin their shared ministry in the town.

Feeling ashamed of their continuing inability to have children, Qetirah becomes pregnant by the chief of the four towns, but the pregnancy is difficult. Damariel's anger and outrage spills over into the marriage. He holds the chief responsible for the situation but cannot see how to get either justice or revenge.


Samples (free downloads):
In a Milk and Honeyed Land - Sample - Kindle mobi
In a Milk and Honeyed Land - Sample - epub

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Some review comments

  • Historical Novel Society: “...The lives of these ordinary people are brought to life on the page in a way that`s absorbing and credible...”
  • BlueInk Review: “...satisfies as a love story, coming of age tale, and historical narrative.”
  • “The period is thoroughly researched and the voice authentic.”
  • “...gripping emotion and stunning simplicity...”
  • “The prose is rich and fragrant...”
  • Goodreads: “...a believable story with well-developed characters...”
  • Goodreads: “...a unique and satisfying book...”

See extract from the novel.

`In a Milk and Honeyed Land` Cover
Cover image © copyright by permission Ian Grainger
General buy links: Profiled at Ask David.

ISBN Numbers:
Softcover: 978-0993-1684-2-0
ebook: 978-0993-1684-3-7

See the YouTube promotional video,
or listen to several author readings:
first extract,
second extract,
third extract.

Published by Matteh Publications.

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Formerly published by Trafford with ISBNs 978-1466-9216-6-5 (Softcover), 978-1466-9216-7-2 (Hardcover), and 978-1466-9216-5-8 (ebook).
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