Who was Noah's wife, and who were his sons' wives? The Bible doesn't say. Yet we know they were destined for greatness, continuing human life in a barren world and rebuilding civilization. These unnamed women come alive through Vaughn Heppner, standing with their men and rearing their children and grandchildren in a saga of love, strife, courage and fear. There is young Rahab the orphan girl, who ran away from her abusive father. She found peace in Noah's stronghold, a serving girl for Gaea his wife. Rahab secretly loves Ham, the strongest of Noah's sons, but nothing she does can make him notice her...until a terrible disaster threatens their lives and the ark. Europa, Japheth's wife, is the daughter of a deposed king. She is used to plenty, and cannot understand Noah. Her haughtiness turns to cunning as the world she knows begins to crumble around her. Europa's choices will mold society for a thousand years. Gaea is the one who softens Noah's harsh ways for her sons. During the lonely voyage in the ark, her strength heals many hurts. But not even she can overcome what the Flood can't drown: envy and strife. The new world brings continuously changing dangers and troubles, and it brings daughters who grow into beautiful women, beguiling and loving the men, helping to bring great changes to the spawning civilization. WIVES OF THE FLOOD is a rich and absorbing family saga. The author has created a keen tale of struggle, romance and adventure, a profound human drama, and a masterful work of sheer storytelling.
Used availability for Vaughn Heppner's Wives of the Flood
April 2014 : USA Paperback