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September 09, 2011

A Reluctant Queen - Book Review

About this book:
She was a simple girl faced with an impossible choice. He was a magnificent king with a lonely heart.
Their love was the divine surprise that changed the course of history.
The beloved story of Esther springs to fresh life in this inspired novel that vibrates with mystery, intrigue and romance.

About the author:
Joan Wolf was born in New York City but has lived most of her adult life with her husband in Connecticut, where she raised two children and countless numbers of assorted animals. Joan is the author of numerous historical novels including The Road to Avalon which Publishers Weekly lauded as “historical fiction at its finest.”

For more about Joan and her other books, please visit

My Thoughts:
I love love loved this book! I've read a few books recently that are based on Bible characters and their stories, and I am really fascinated by them. I know the stories, but these authors bring a new spin to the stories and make you want to compare the two and dig deeper into the stories. I've read some reviews that others have written that were angered that the author changed the story, but that's why this is called fiction. My theory is that if you want to read the exact story, read the Bible, otherwise expect the author's twist on the story and enjoy their creativity. A Reluctant Queen caught my attention from the very beginning and I would highly recommend it.


Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by Thomas Nelson Publishers for my review


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  2. This book sounds really interesting, I like the idea of bringing biblical characters in an engaging way. I'll have to check it out.


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