When an ambitious tyrant threatens genocide against the Jews, an inexperienced young queen must take a stand for her people.
When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king’s heart and a queen’s crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king’s permission to exterminate all Jews–young and old, powerful and helpless. Purposely violating an ancient Persian law, she risks her life in order to save her people…and bind her husband’s heart.
I have always loved Esther’s story, how about you? I did the Beth Moore study a few years ago and doing that gave me a much more in depth look into Esther and the events surrounding her.
So when I picked up this book was captivated from the beginning. I so enjoyed meeting up with Esther again and getting one authors perspective on what she might have been like, what lead up to her being taken to the king in the first place?
Not only are we in Esther’s POV (point of view) but we are also in one of the king’s eunuchs POV. We get an inside look into the happenings of the castle, the crazy decisions the king makes and how others reacted to them.
Mostly, we have a reminder how God works all things for good, for the saving of many lives. If there was ever a Genesis 5020 story Esther is certainly one!
If you like Biblical fiction you must add this one to your reading material. Even if you don’t like Biblical fiction but like reading the story of Esther you should give this one a try. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.