Monday, February 18, 2013

Rebekah by Jill Eileen Smith ~ review

February 15, 2013 Wives of the Patriarchs (Book 2)
When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible.

Join bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith as she fills in the blanks around the biblical women behind the men we know well. Her in-depth research and creative storytelling bring Rebekah's unique story alive with romance, heartache, and the power of forgiveness.

My take on this book:
I have become a huge fan of Biblical fiction so to say I was excited to read "Rebekah" is sort of an understatement, because I remember reading her story in the book of Genesis.Well after reading Jill Eileen Smith's fictionalized account of her story, I know I will never forget Rebekah, because she brought the story to life making me feel as if I was right there as the events take place.The twins that she bore, and who she chose as her favorite. Ms. Smith allowed me to see Rebekah as a mother, not just another woman in the Bible. The author easily pulled me back into Bible days, with a richness in descriptions that brought the time and setting to life. I certainly enjoyed how the author incorporated scripture verses thru the story. Overall, fans of Biblical fiction will certainly want to read this one, but anyone who enjoys historical fiction with romance, where the characters just happen to be from the Bible will certainly want to read this memorable story. I can't wait to read the next book in this exciting series!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

“Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”


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