A Reluctant Queen is the fictionalized story of Queen Esther (to read the real, "God-breathed" account, read the book of Esther in the Bible). Esther is chosen by the king to be his wife and because she is a Jew, she influences her husband in foreign and domestic policies, thereby saving her people from annihilation. She is a true hero of the faith.
I did always think of Mordecai as being more loving and considerate than he is in this book, but maybe that is my own imagination and not necessarily truth. I also usually considered Esther to be willing to do God's will, not so "reluctantly", but bravely and with a solid faith and trust in God to see her through. Is that just my own interpretation of what is in the Bible, or what?
Nevertheless, A Reluctant Queen is a good book. I do recommend that you read the book of Esther first. Your knowledge of her story will enhance your reading of this book.
I give A Reluctant Queen 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
(I received this book from LitFuse for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.)
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!
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