Best-selling author and inspirational speaker Tommy Tenney teams with Mark Andrew Olsen to deliver a mesmerizing tale of historical fiction. Favorably compared to Anita Diamant's The Red Tent for its unexpected plot twists, Hadassah is the fictional account of the Bible's Esther, the Jewish peasant girl who became queen of Persia.
Both a palace thriller and a Jewish woman's memoir, Hadassah brings the age-old story of Esther to life. This historically accurate novel, layered with fresh insights, provides a fascinating twist on a pivotal time in religious history, and listeners will find it bursting with pause-resisting drama. During in-depth research on the life of Esther and its setting in ancient Persia - contemporary Iraq and Iran - Tenney discovered a compelling, heart-stopping tale lying at its core.
At the dawn of a killer colonial winter, starving and desperate to live, a brave band of animals escape the tyranny of their human masters. Led by a visionary stallion, they brave miles of wilderness and a treacherous river crossing to start a homeland of their own - Animal Colony. There, they find freedom and prosperity...for a while. But a strange new belief system invades Animal Colony. The humble beasts must then learn to tell truth from enticing lie, or risk losing everything for which they've fought and bled.
The modern-day Hadassah, already introduced to listeners, is the wife of Israel's prime minister. The inner pain she feels as her beloved land and people are terrorized by political strife is made even more personal as her own father comes under attack.