Book Reviews of The Queen of Sheba: A Novel

The Queen of Sheba: A Novel
The Queen of Sheba A Novel
Author: Roberta Kells Dorr
ISBN-13: 9780060619824
ISBN-10: 0060619821
Publication Date: 9/1991
Pages: 276
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Paperback
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Really enjoyed the story but gave it a 3-star rating because it wasn't strictly Biblical and historical. While I know that a fiction book based on the Bible has to add details and speculation based on what is known of the culture, I found it offensive that Solomon supposedly married the Queen of Sheba (in a round-about way) just to father a child for her (who supposedly grew to be a major leader in that region). To me that goes too far. If it wasn't for that, I would have given the book 5 stars and kept it on my shelf or donated it to our church library. One of the things I like is how the story contrasts the peace and freedom found in following the true God and fear and disillusionment in following pagan Gods.
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if you like biblical historical novels,this one if for you.

Lot of research went in to this and it is well written, author puts you right in to a fascinating period of time.