Have you ever wondered how she ended up in that situation. How did she come to have five husbands? Why was she not married to the man she was with?
In today's world, it's not hard to imagine someone having had five husbands. We here about it all the time. In the days of Christ this was not common.
I came across this book that gives a plausible back story to the woman at the well. Journey to the Well: A Novel written by Diana Wallis Taylor. She researched the life and times of the women of Samaria during Jesus' walk on the earth.
She wove historical details into the life of Marrah to give us a glimpse into what life was like for a Samaritan girl in Bible time. Fictional history stories, when researched properly, can really bring the Bible stories to life. And this book does not disappoint.