Queen Esther's story from the Bible, put in fiction. I reread the Bible book of Esther as I read this book and it made the Bible story come alive all over again. A quick read and page turner. I didn't want to stop at each chapter's end.
A wonderful story based on the book of Esther. However, there are a few scenes that are intensely graphic. If you are easily effected by graphic scenes you may want to think twice. Most people will have no problem reading the scenes.
I was extremely disappointed in this book. We ordered it for our church library. After reading it, the head of our library committee asked me to read it for a second opinion because she thought it was inappropriate for our library. Although she read the entire book, I only got through the first 7 1/2 chapters. I found it very negative and oppressive and it was affecting my spirit so I refused to put any more into my mind. I also thought some of what I read was not Biblically sound. We're not sure what to do with our copy. Hate to throw it away, but we don't want to pass it on to anyone else either. This is one book you can skip!
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 readers will find it bursting with page-turning drama.