Friday, May 27, 2011

A Reluctant Queen

I was very excited to read this book by Joan Wolf.  I truly love the book of Esther.  In it we not only see the courage of Esther, but we clearly see the hand of God at work within a nation.  Every time I revisit this book of the Bible, I have to wonder if I am prepared in my faith for "such a time as this." (Esther 4:14)

Wolf has created a wonderful historic piece of fiction based on Esther.  And I went into this novel expecting a story and to entertained.  She has filled in the blanks, fictionally, of course, and has added more characters and elements.  What I like is that she spends time giving the reader notes at the end telling us what she has changed.  The book of Esther is no only filled with power, drama, and intrigue, but also romance.  And that is what she really seems to have captured in this book.

If you enjoy historical fiction, I recommend this book.  I do love historical fiction - especially when it's based on true life.  The writing made me feel like I was right there.  It is an easy read, and I had a hard time putting it down! 

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