This week I’m featuring:
“Vashti moved through the palace gardens, cradling her bulging middle.”
I’m about 6 chapters in and I’m enjoying this book. I’m really looking forward to seeing how she tells Esther’s story.
About the book:
In an effort to complete a war his father had planned to win, King Xerxes calls every governor, satrap, and official in his vast kingdom to his palace in Susa to strategize and feast. When they finally leave, he decides on one more week of frivolity, which ends in the banishment of his favorite wife, something he never intended to do. But when he discovers Esther, Xerxes is sure he has a second chance at happiness.
In her wildest dreams, Esther could never have imagined that she would end up as queen of Persia. Yet she knows better than to become complacent. Another of Xerxes’s wives is vying for position, and his closest advisor has a deep and dangerous grudge against Esther’s adoptive father. Caught in the middle of palace politics, Esther will find herself in an impossible position: risk her life or consign her people to annihilation.
With her impeccable research and her imaginative flair, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the romantic, suspenseful, and beloved story of Esther, queen of Persia.
Now it’s your turn!
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Happy Friday! 🙂
Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Promised by Leah Garriott: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/03/06/first-line-friday-126/. It’s such a good book. I’m currently reading When He Found Me by Victoria Bylin so I’ll share a line from there.
“Getting the apartment ready in twenty four hours took all the energy MJ could muster.”
Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! ❤📖
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