February 09, 2014
Rachel - by Jill Eileen Smith
In this novel I found myself both loving and being irritated with Rachel. I felt her pain when her sister and maids could conceive yet she remained barren. I'm sure many women out there can relate to wanting a child so badly, and yet having difficulty conceiving. On the flip side she acted like a spoiled child in the games she played to keep her husband from his other wives. It was a love/dislike relationship with myself and Rachel's character, but the story was a fantastic read. I love Biblical fiction and would definitely recommend this author!!!
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Beautiful Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Maybe then she would not feel so scrutinized, so managed, so judged. Plain Leah wishes her father Laban would find a good man for her, someone who would love her alone and make her his only bride. Unbeknownst to either of them, Jacob is making his way to their home, trying to escape a past laced with deceit and find the future God has promised him.
But the past comes back to haunt Jacob when he finds himself on the receiving end of treachery and the victim of a cruel bait and switch. The man who wanted only one woman will end up with sisters who have never gotten along and now must spend the rest of their lives sharing a husband. In the power struggles that follow, only one woman will triumph . . . or will she?
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