Days of the Judges

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 122 ratings

Temper the Wind Publisher's Summary

For 18 years, Gilead has been under relentless attack from neighboring Ammon. Javan, a tall, handsome Israelite warrior, has lost everything during the Ammonite attacks. The sole survivor of his family, possessor of nothing but burned land, he joined with Jepthah's army to bring vengeance, decimating 20 cities along the Israelite/Ammonite border.

During the mopping-up after the last victorious battle, Javan finds Taleh hiding in the remnants of her house. Caught off guard by her stunning beauty, he claims her for a wife, not telling her that one of the conditions she must comply with is having her head shaved. That nasty surprise is dumped on her the night their marriage is registered in the village. Now she's bald, and her husband seems to have forgotten her in the village to make her own way among people who are as unhappy to have her as she is to be there.

Unbeknownst to either of them, another soldier had also spoken for Taleh, and he will stop at nothing to get her for himself.

©2001, 2013 Mary Ellen Boyd (P)2015 Mary Ellen Boyd
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  • Book 1

    • Temper the Wind

    • Days of the Judges Book 1
    • By: Mary Ellen Boyd
    • Narrated by: Satauna Howery
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    For 18 years, Gilead has been under relentless attack from neighboring Ammon. Javan, a tall, handsome Israelite warrior, has lost everything during the Ammonite attacks. The sole survivor of his family, possessor of nothing but burned land, he joined with Jepthah's army to bring vengeance, decimating 20 cities along the Israelite/Ammonite border. During the mopping-up after the last victorious battle, Javan finds Taleh hiding in the remnants of her house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old Testament War between Israelites and Ammonites

    • By Debbie on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • His Brother's Wife

    • Days of the Judges Volume 2
    • By: Mary Ellen Boyd
    • Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    In the days of ancient Israel, Hannah is a woman oppressed. Her once-hopeful marriage is a nightmare, her husband Levi is violently abusive. Hannah believes it is because she is barren, and if she could only give him a child, all would be well. But no child comes, and she does not know how long she can possibly endure. She prays for release and after six long years of Levi's cruelty, he suddenly drowns. Hannah is finally free, free to heal her body and spirit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By Ariana on 09-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Warrior of the Heart

    • Days of the Judges, Volume 3
    • By: Mary Ellen Boyd
    • Narrated by: Abigail Hope Endsley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    An ugly civil war has just ended in Israel. One lone woman's death in the territory belonging to the tribe of Benjamin has shocked the nation. Fathers, brothers, and sons joined the army to demand justice. The guilty must pay for such a crime, and so they have. As everyone is left picking up the pieces, Benjamin has lost the most. Cities are burned to the ground, and Benjamin itself is in danger of disappearing. The once mighty tribe has been reduced to a mere 600 men.  

    Regular price: $19.95