STAR OF PERSIA: ESTHER’S STORY

13 03 2020

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This was an interesting story, even though it seemed hard to read.  The subject line is about Queen Esther and begins when she is a small girl as Hadassah when she meets Queen Vashti.  This comes from the book of Esther in the Bible, so it was not hard to figure out what was coming next, even though it was fictionalized at the same time for easy writing.  I have given this a 3-star rating, as it was difficult reading, especially at the beginning, but you will enjoy it.

 

SYNOPSIS: In an effort to complete a war his father had planned to win, King Xerxes calls every governor, satrap, and official in his vast kingdom to his palace in Susa to strategize and feast. When they finally leave, he decides on one more week of frivolity, which ends in the banishment of his favorite wife, something he never intended to do. But when he discovers Esther, Xerxes is sure he has a second chance at happiness.

In her wildest dreams, Esther could never have imagined that she would end up as queen of Persia. Yet she knows better than to become complacent. Another of Xerxes’s wives is vying for position, and his closest advisor has a deep and dangerous grudge against Esther’s adoptive father. Caught in the middle of palace politics, Esther will find herself in an impossible position: risk her life or consign her people to annihilation.

 

jill eileen smith

 

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David series, the Daughters of the Promised Land, the Wives of the Patriarchs, and The Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

When she isn’t writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants, or play with her lovable, “helpful” cat Tiger. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

 

Star of Persia came out for sale March 3, 2020.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.

 

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