Read and reviewed in January, 2005, released in March, 2005
I enjoyed it much more than the other Mary Magdalene book I read recently (Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George); it adhered more closely to Scripture. Mrs. Higgs was very clear about what was actually in Scripture, and where she guessed at details not given.
This was actually two stories in one. The first was a fictional account of a "Mary Margaret Delaney" whose modern-day life was a re-telling of Mary Magdalene's experiences. The second part was a study of the Biblical character, with questions at the end of each chapter.