This is a wonderful narrative of what could of happened in the Christ story. Kat Yares is delicate, respectful and clever in her ability to weave all the important aspects of Christ into this fictional story with a twist.
Centered around a young woman's journey and devout belief in her love for both Goddess and Husband she takes us through the possible beginnings of the church and all the characters therein.
The characters are allowed such free will that they can explain away certain aspects and show you the depths of human horror that is just taken for granted, even in this "modern" age.
Little phrases, sayings and "factoids" come in to play as this story unfolds allowing you to share her life; but with such beautiful writing I felt I knew this woman and would be proud to follow her (and Im very much an atheist).
Ms Yares manages to complete the story tying up every little loose end, mostly with a smile, and given insight into some myths and legends at the same time.
I was amazed by this novel and read it in one sitting, I could not wait to find out what happened next.