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by Joan Wolf
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Literature & Fiction
  • Author:
    Joan Wolf
  • ISBN:
    1595548769
  • ISBN13:
    978-1595548764
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  • Publisher:
    Thomas Nelson Inc (June 14, 2011)
  • Pages:
    378 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • FB2 format
    1714 kb
  • ePUB format
    1933 kb
  • DJVU format
    1951 kb
  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    206
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Joan Wolf fills in the basic story with historical and cultural details of the workings of the Persian Empire. The story of the love between Ahaserus and Queen Esther was very beautifully written.

Joan Wolf fills in the basic story with historical and cultural details of the workings of the Persian Empire. The different races, religions and rivalries that made up that ancient kingdom. The did a great job of weaving the characters lives together and showing the way you can get caught up in hatred of someone who you are jealous of as well as their nationality that you can't "see the forest for the trees".

THE LOVE STORY of ESTHER. Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson.

A Reluctant Queen book. Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman, becomes the wife of the. Over the years, I have read various re-tellings and adaptations written by multiple authors about Esther. Each bent on providing their own insights into why this story is deeply important in Judeo-Christian tradition.

A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Queen Esther. Their love was the divine surprise that changed the course of history. The beloved story of Esther springs to fresh life in this inspired novel that vibrates with mystery, intrigue, and romance. Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best!" -Nora Roberts. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Their love was the divine surprise that changed the course of history.

Experience it anew as a heart-stirring love story. She was a simple girl faced with an impossible choice. Discover the intimate, profoundly stirring story of Esther, a simple Jewish girl, and Ahasuerus, the Great King of Persia, who finds in her the companion of his soul. Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best!

Experience it anew as a heart-stirring love story. Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best! -Nora Roberts. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

You've read it as a biblical tale of courage. Experience it anew as a heart-stirring love story. He was a magnificent king with a lonely heart.

You can read book A Reluctant Queen by Wolf, Joan in our library for absolutely free. The heavy scent of some kind of musky perfume hung in the air. Esther felt she would suffocate if she had to sleep in here. Hegai said, We had to send the king’s entire harem to Babylon to make room for the new additions here. The girl who was previously in this room was dismissed by the king yesterday, which is why we have space for you.

You've read it as a biblical tale of courage. Experience it anew as a heart-stirring love story.

She was a simple girl faced with an impossible choice. He was a magnificent king with a lonely heart.

Their love was the divine surprise that changed the course of history.

The beloved story of Esther springs to fresh life in this inspired novel that vibrates with mystery, intrigue, and romance.

"Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best!" —Nora Roberts


Nekora
The kindle version had many typos. The writing wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. The character of Ester was not all that strong, believable or interesting. She was mostly concerned about the King's feelings for her and for the most part didn't want to make waves or interfere. While she did save her people in this story, she was not written in a manner that did justice to the intelligent and strong woman who I think the actual Esther probably was. I wasn't impressed with how Esther purposely tried to keep the king from choosing her. I think the real Esther tried to get chosen and wanted to get chosen so she could help her people. This Esther was more like. "My uncle says I should do this to help the Jewish people, but there is a Jewish boy in my village who I like. I won't tell my uncle no, so instead I will try to keep the king from picking me and just go through the motions. Oh, the king picked me! He is so dreamy. I hope he doesn't stop loving when he finds out I am a Jew. I better to interfere with his business as much as possible."
Yainai
The story of Queen Esther was a very interesting. Before reading this book, I read the biblical version to be sure I had an understanding of Esther' s role nit only in the Old Testament but also in Jewish history. Imagine my surprise when the book paid Esther with someone other than the Old Testament King Xeres!! The author explains this difference in her comment AFTER the end of the book. While the book is a fictional account of the biblical story, I saw no purpose in "creating" a fictional brother for Esther to marry. The story would have been just as good using the factual King Ceres.
Elastic Skunk
The story of Esther from the Old Testament is of God using an unlikely avenue to work his will in the world. Very few women are actually named let alone play a part of God's plans. Esther, through her beauty and the love of a King, is instrumental in saving her people from annihilation at the hands of a rival faction.
Joan Wolf fills in the basic story with historical and cultural details of the workings of the Persian Empire. The different races, religions and rivalries that made up that ancient kingdom. It tells even those familiar with the Old Testament tale many details not included due to the Jewish point of view it was written in.
Her characters, as always, are believable and fully developed. She has a deft hand in making understandable the motivations of even the "villain" of the piece. Emotionally honest and beautifully written.
Framokay
The story of the love between Ahaserus and Queen Esther was very beautifully written. The did a great job of weaving the characters lives together and showing the way you can get caught up in hatred of someone who you are jealous of as well as their nationality that you can't "see the forest for the trees". By contrasting the respect some people have for others of different races to those who loathe on of other races and beliefs you can see how utterly misguided those in the latter group is.
One thing I noticed was the "&7" that was throughout the book.
Tehn
If this was just a historical romance novel it would be a great book, which is why I couldn't bring myself to rate it below 3 stars. But almost no shred of Biblical accuracy besides Haman wanting to kill all the Jews so I couldn't rate it as quality Biblical fiction.
Wafi
I really enjoyed reading this book. But, it departs from the biblical tale of Esther which I wasn't expecting it to do as much as it did. That doesn't distract from the enjoyable story line or enhancement of the characters but it is something to note. A Reluctant Queen was a great read for the down time after the crazy holidays.
Danial
I was intrigued with the presentation of the story of Esther. Having read the Biblical accounting, several times in my life I could see all of the liberties taken in the author's presentation and in my opinion, this is a beautiful story.
I like the story of Esther, but found this dragging and formulaic. I plodded through about half of it before giving up. I never developed any feelings for any of the characters and I dislike historical books where characters are shown acting in ways that would be normal in today's society but would have been unthinkable thousands of years ago