Imagine being considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. That some how God has blessed you with that gift. Now imagine that you are being asked to hide your birth right and venture into the King's Palace to see if he will chose you as his wife and next queen.
That is exactly the storyline behind the novel A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf, who beautifully enhances the Biblical story of Esther. Being able to hold true to the Biblical truths and still weave in likeability into her characters, she creates a romance story that will capture the hearts of its readers.
You can feel the true struggle in Esther's mind as she worries over being considered the next queen and wondering how she will be used by God to save her people. Her concerns are demonstrated when she begins to fall in love with the king and wonders just how will she find a way to tell him she is a Jew when he values truth and loyalty from his subjects and those who serve him.
I received A Reluctant Queen compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review. This one is beautifully crafted to take the reader more in depth to the true story of love and betrayal in the retelling of Esther. This one rates 5 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommend this one. I can't wait to see if more Biblical stories will follow in the same pattern. I personally feel in draws the reader in to wanting to read the Bible after becoming immersed in this novel. The reader must remember that this is a fictional story based on the Biblical one of Esther so the details contained within are there to enhance the story, not rewrite the actual one.
This book is available in paperback and eBook formats. For even more great information about the book, the author and where to purchase a copy of this book, please click on the link below:
To celebrate Joan Wolf’s debut Christian Fiction title, A Reluctant Queen, Joan and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have teamed up to give away A Reluctant Queen prize package worth over $150!
One grand prize winner will receive:
* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen
* A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf (for KINDLE)
To enter, just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, the contest ends on June 20th. Winner will be announced on June 21st during Joan’s A Reluctant Queen Book Club Party on Facebook (details below)! Hope to see you there – bring your friends!
Join the fun on June 21st!
Joan will be wrapping up the blog tour and Kindle giveaway promotion during her A Reluctant Queen FACEBOOK party on her FB author page. During the party she'll announce the winner of the Kindle, host a book chat discussion, test your trivia skills (Is Esther's story in A Reluctant Queen fact or fiction?), and more. Don't miss this chance to meet the author and make some new friends!