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.
©2011 Joan Wolf (P)2011 Oasis
It's a lovestory. It's based on a story from the Bible, but I'd only heard a very short description of the source material previously. I think this book can stand on it's own as a semi-historical lovestory.
I liked the main female character more than the main male character. I actually liked the bad guy more than the main male character for almost half the book.
You do have to keep in mind that the main female character is deeply religious. She constantly worries about how her new life conflicts with her religious beliefs. It can get a bit irritating, but her religion is a big part of the plot.
You also need to remember that this is a historical novel. Women were not seen as equals. Rich and powerful men were expected to have large harems. Don't expect modern views or gender equality.
I liked the book. I really liked the voice of the narrator,
Yes. I enjoyed it, but the disclaimers presented at the end of the book should have been offered at the beginning.
I think she did fine.
Was imagining it the entire time.
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