The Chronicles of Queen Jezebel
Lost Loves Of The Bible book 3
by Ginger Garrett
-From the back cover-
Discover the Woman Behind the Villain
From the moment her marriage to Prince Ahab thrusts her into the intrigues of palace life, Jezebel's exotic beauty opens doors, and her will breaks down walls. Torn from her homeland and wed to power in a strange country, Jezebel vows to create a legacy and power all her own. Some might call her a manipulative schemer, bent on having her way. But they don't know the whole story.
As she moves through the halls of power, her heart struggles between devotion to the gods she worships, the prince who loves her, and her thirst for revenge. She sparks a battle between her strangely powerless gods and the God of the palace administrator Obadiah – a God who confronts her with surprising might. But victory may cost her everything...
I don't ordinarily read much for Biblical fiction but I have been expanding my reading in that direction. I wasn't sure how I would like a book where the main characters are, well, kind of the bad guys. Definitely not heroine and hero material. But I was pleasantly surprised, it fleshed out the Biblical account and made me look at Jezebel in an entirely new way.
I was very impressed with the way Ginger Garrett handled the story, she didn't sacrifice the Biblical account in any way. Jezebel is still just as reprehensible, only now you get an idea as to what might have driven her.
Many sections of the story were nearly word for word from the Bible and I recognized much from Sunday School. The author's attention to Biblical detail is apparent, it's also obvious that she has read her Bible and paid attention.
This Book earned a 4 Bark rating.
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Jezebel, herself, is hard to figure. You can see why she might have been driven to what she did, how childhood experiences and years of teaching by pagan priests might have turned her into the woman she was. At times you almost feel sorry for her and others you really feel that the curses were well deserved.
Ahab was warned to not bring a Phoenician bride back to Israel. What consequences will he pay for not obeying Yahweh's command? Ahab was also a bit hard to figure. On one hand he is gentle and genuinely loves Jezebel, and on the other he is a battle hardened warrior. His father was harsh and left Ahab not only scarred but also unable to wield the power that Jezebel thinks he should have.
Jezebel makes it her personal mission to defeat Yahweh, will she succeed? I suggest you read this book and your Bible to find out!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Reign by Ginger Garrett a 4 Bark rating.
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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (May 1, 2013)