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Jerusha’s father dotes on her and calls her royalty, a lioness who will one day dance before his King. Jerusha adores her father, but she cannot tell him her darkest secret. Instead of dancing like other Jewish girls, Jerusha sits alone, plagued by guilt for a crime she did not commit. Who will believe her story against the word of the most respected religious leader in Jerusalem? Jerusha’s fears are amplified and her nightmares realized when her Jewish mother forces her to leave her father’s protection and live as a lowly servant in the home of the high priest. Will the esteemed son of the high priest still want to marry her? Or will Timon, a handsome Christian man and her father’s apprentice win her heart? Caught between the orthodox beliefs of her beautiful Jewish mother and her father’s newfound faith in the Messiah Yeshua, Jerusha is plummeted into a soul-wrenching family tragedy that leaves her young heart with more questions than answers. Author Linda Fergerson, a gifted story-teller, speaker, and dancer, takes you on an unforgettable journey into the life of a troubled young Jewish girl in first century Jerusalem. In this first book of the Lion and the Butterfly series, you will discover the sword that Jesus warned would divide family members and the chrysalis of hope for a new beginning through faith in Yeshua.