B. G. Brainard


Dr. B. G. Brainard’s passion as an historical fiction author is to bring the Hebrew Scriptures to life one book at a time through meticulous ancient Near East research and numerous excursions to the Middle East. Her historical novels sympathetically imagine the life of each character within the known parameters of the biblical story and historical record. The author lives in Oregon with her husband and divinely appointed Jeep Cherokee.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Murder mysteries, historical fiction, or obscure biblical treaties.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My i-pad, which I especially love for reading the Hebrew Bible on.
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Isaiah: Here I Am
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,390. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Isaiah: Here I am imagines the life of the prophet Isaiah hinted at in the vision he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. He is called to preach repentance and hope to a people of unclean lips, who do not understand or perceive God’s message of salvation with the support of his family, disciples, and fellow prophets Jonah, Micah, and Hosea.
Jerusalem Bound!
Series: Grace in Exile. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,470. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Religious
Jerusalem Bound! continues the story of the wise man Daniel’s household journeying from Babylon to restore the Temple of Yahweh, prompted by the prophets Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Ezra the priest leads a group of exiles to Judah, and then instructs the people how to live. Later King Artaxerxes allows his cupbearer, Nehemiah, to restore the Jerusalem wall to the consternation of his enemies.
Babylon: Center of the World
Series: Grace in Exile. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,260. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Religious
The book opens with the biblical Daniel living in exile. The devout wise man is able to interpret dreams, visions, and the handwriting on the wall that foretells the imminent fall of Babylon. The army and siege engines of Cyrus are soon at the city gates with the endorsement of the foreign gods. In the midst of this confluence of divine activity, Daniel stays true to the God of Israel.
Esther's Song: A Novel
Series: Grace in Exile. You set the price! Words: 89,190. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Esther’s Song: A Novel imagines a preteen Jewish orphan suddenly having to navigate the lethal corridors of the royal harem, withstand palace intrigue, and overcome religious persecution to marry Xerxes, King of Persia, and save her people from extermination. Dr. B. G. Brainard’s extensive knowledge of ancient Near East history brings rich detail to the familiar biblical account of Queen Esther.

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