By a favorite author of books about girls, this, set at the time of the birth of Christ, tells of Mary, a Judean girl's...

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THE GOLDEN THORN

By a favorite author of books about girls, this, set at the time of the birth of Christ, tells of Mary, a Judean girl's search for lasting values inspired in her by news of the Messiah and by her shepherd friend, Mark, who goes to Jerusalem to study to be a doctor. When Mark leaves, Mary is encouraged by the road he has chosen to follow- that of helping others. But in the interim, she is approached by a Roman family who want her to be a governess for their small, ailing son. It is both the wrongs and the fascinations of the world of wealth and power that Mary must fight against, to the point of refusing promising young Lucius in marriage, before she discovers her true self and can return freely to Mark.

Pub Date: April 5, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956