Monday, 24 March 2014

Book Review: In The shadow of Jezebel


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ISBN #9780800721701

In a kingdom controlled by cruel and manipulative women, one princess will discover the power of truth and love.
Trained as a priestess in the temple of Baal, Princess Jehosheba strives to please the demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach far beyond the realm of earthly governments.

Forced to marry Yahweh's high priest in order to further Athaliah and Jezebel's power plays, Jehosheba enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh's Temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family--and the nation--she loves?

My Reflections:

What an interesting view of this Old Testament inspired novel. My first  thought was that this book may be cumbersome to tackle. I however was pleasantly surprised to find this book captivating, intriguing and highly enlightening.

The old testament is bursting with thrilling stories and drama, so it is no surprise that Andrews was able to masterfully weave a tale that was gripping and engaging. The research that must have gone into this book must have been extensive and it is not lost on the reader, well done Mesu Andrews!

In this fictional story, we are introduced to Jehosheba. Jehosheba who has been trained to be a high priestess for Ba'al is forced to marry the high priest of Yahweh as a ploy to increase political power. As she struggles to adjust to her new life and please those around her, she learns more than she could have imagine about love, and the person she is destined to become.

The Shadow of Jezebel, is a unique and drama filled retelling of a world embroiled in passion, deceit and manipulative power plays. I quite enjoyed immersing myself into what it may have been like to live in this era. Mesu Andrew's is a skilled storyteller who brings her readers on a rich and thrilling ride back in time to Ancient Jerusalem, a must read for anyone who loves a good Biblical Fiction.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

About The Author:

  1. Mesu Andrews
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    Mesu Andrews

    Mesu Andrews is the award-winning author of Love Amid the Ashes, Love's Sacred Song, and Love in a Broken Vessel. Winner of the 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award for New Author, she has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of...
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    A link to Bible study questions:

      http://assets.bakerpublishinggroup.com/processed/book-resources/files/Bible_Study_Questions_In_the_Shadow_of_Jezebel_Andrews_Final.pdf?1382709530
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