Saturday, June 04, 2011

A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

To celebrate Joan Wolf’s debut Christian Fiction title, A Reluctant Queen, Joan and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have teamed up to give away A Reluctant Queen prize package worth over $150!

One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen

* A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf (for KINDLE)

To enter, just click one of the icons below. But, hurry, the contest ends on June 20th. Winner will be announced on June 21st during Joan’s A Reluctant Queen Book Club Party on Facebook (details below)! Hope to see you there – bring your friends!

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Join the fun on June 21st! 

Joan will be wrapping up the blog tour and Kindle giveaway promotion during her A Reluctant Queen FACEBOOK party on her FB author page. During the party she'll announce the winner of the Kindle, host a book chat discussion, test your trivia skills (Is Esther's story in A Reluctant Queen fact or fiction?), and more. Don't miss this chance to meet the author and make some new friends!

Here is my review of this work of Biblical fiction:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Joan Wolf and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Reluctant Queen" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“A Reluctant Queen” by Joan Wolf is a dramatic interpretation of the Biblical story of Queen Esther. This tale, however, is centered on the romance of the story. Although this novel is well-written, I was unable to fall head-over-heels in love with this story. Esther’s Jewish persona, Hadassah, is completely lost, and there is some early confusion regarding the identity of Ahasuerus/Xerxes.

I almost wish that this story would have been written with the same story line, but different character names. That way I wouldn’t be so caught up with the Bible story that I know and love so well and the differences between this story and the Biblical tale.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I reviewed this book too and also enjoyed it. Have a super week! :O)