Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Reluctant Queen - The Love Story of Esther - Book Review

SUMMARY:  You've read it as a biblical tale of courage.  Experience it anew as a heart-stirring love story.

She was a simple girl faced with an impossible choice.
He was a magnificent king with a lonely heart.
Their love was the divine surprise that changed the course of history.

     The beloved story of Esther springs to fresh life in this inspired novel that vibrates with mystery, intrigue and romance.

REVIEW:  This is not your typical story of Esther.  The author is writing this strictly as a love story and does not stay true to all the information found in the bible.  She takes liberty with history also (she says historically, there was no kind called Ahasuerus.  Xerxes took the Persian throne after Darius, which is about the time the original story was written.)  While it can be distracting, especially if you are as familiar with this story and have studied it as often as I had, it does what it is meant to do:  tell a story of love between two people and how God works through human beings to accomplish His will.
      This was a good book.  I enjoyed the change with the story and loved how the two main characters fall in love, in spite of all their differences.  The author weaves a wonderful tale and doesn't forget what God can accomplish through us if we are willing.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group for review without compensation.

Joan Wolf was born in New York City but has lived most of her adult life in Connecticut with her husband, two children, and numerous pets.  She's the author of The Road to Avalon lauded as "historical fiction at its finest" by Publishers Weekly.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I also reviewed this book and enjoyed it. Have a super week! :O)