Tuesday, May 31, 2011


A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther by Joan Wolf was magical. Having been fictionally based on the story of Ahasuerus and Esther's relationship, I was plaesantly enthralled. I knew only bits and pieces but this telling makes their union sweet. Almost divingly purposeful. Esther was happily living her life with her Uncle Mordecai when news, more of a nightmare, that would or could change the lifes of all jews came to Mordecai. which Esther never imagned possibly happening.

When it was evident to her Uncle Mordecai that immediate action was necessary he asks Esther to step in and try to become the wife of Ahasuerus, the New King. This could make her his confidant and save the lifes of all her people. While Esther belives herself to be unlikely chosen, she is, however, remarkably beautiful and opinionated, which works in her favor. She becomes his wife and he does condfide in her about everything. They form aperfect union and when her moment to shine is put to her, she does so. Saving not only herself but all of her people. This is thoroughly enjoyable novel filled with suspense, intrigue and lots of love.

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