Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

In the Shadow of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews March 10, 2014

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In the Shadow of Jezebel


Mesu Andrews


In a kingdom controlled by cruel and manipulative women, one princess will discover the power of truth and love.

Trained as a priestess in the temple of Baal, Princess Jehosheba strives to please the demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach far beyond the realm of earthly governments.
Forced to marry Yahweh’s high priest in order to further Athaliah and Jezebel’s power plays, Jehosheba enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh’s Temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family–and the nation–she loves?
With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings the Old Testament to life, revealing a fascinating story of the power of unconditional love.

My thoughts:

I found it interesting to read this book after I have read Reign: The Chronicles of Queen Jezebel. The books are not by the same author but many of the same people (characters show up). I think it would be good to read a book on Jezebel before reading In the Shadow of Jezebel just to give you a deeper understanding of who the characters are.

Speaking of characters, there are a lot of them and many of them start with the letter “J” so I found it hard to keep track of them at times, but there’s a reference at the beginning of the book to remind you as you read.

I had a lot of trouble connecting with this book. I really wanted to but I just could never get into it. However, as I always say when I don’t love a book, someone else will love this book, it just didn’t resonant with me. Actually, it has excellent reviews on Amazon, so far I am the only who didn’t love it.

I think it was just a bit too slow to get to Sheba meeting the high priest. I wanted that tension to take place faster. Yet, I understand that the author was laying the ground work for that to happen and there are were several other places were there was tension.

What I did like was that each chapter started with a Bible verse that applied to the action that was about to take place. This book is very Biblically centered and there is no place better to be than in the Word.

As always, these are my thoughts only and I encourage you to make your own opinion.

Visit Mesu’s website here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping, or Books-A-Million.

There is no giveaway for this book. My subscribers who receive this by email received a post that said there was a giveaway. I am so sorry, I forgot to delete that out of the post. But come back Wednesday and Thursday for some giveaways.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


2 Responses to “In the Shadow of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews”

  1. Karen Spiegel Says:

    I really like Bible based stories, so would like to win this book. Thank you.

  2. Hi everyone. I did not mean to make this book a giveaway. Sorry for the confusion. I know my email subscribers got the email saying it was. I have since changed the post (see above). I forgot to edit out the giveaway part left from another post. Come back on Wednesday and Thursday when I really will have a giveaway for you 🙂

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