Monday, June 6, 2011

A Reluctant Queen - a LitFuse Review

Let me first say that this book was an out-of-the-park Home Run!! A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story of Esther, written by Joan Wolf, totally blew my mind. This story completely captivated me, and I have to say that this is a must-read for any of you ladies out there who love Bible-based fiction. I do have to say, though, that much of this story is fictionalized, and the author says in the book that she's taken liberties with the story. It is based on the Biblical story obviously, so keep that in mind.

A Reluctant Queen is the story of Esther of the Bible, who eventually was made Queen of Persia to save her Jewish people from what her uncle Mordecai felt was certain devastation headed for the Jewish people.

Joan brings the story to life, describing Esther's feelings, Ahasuerus' personality, and giving vivid character to the role of Haman.

I highly recommend this book for those who like a fictionalized story. It's sensational! However, if you've never read Esther's story, please go read it in the Bible first.

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Joan Wolf was born in New York City but has lived most of her adult life with her husband in Connecticut , where she raised two children and countless numbers of assorted animals. Joan is the author of numerous historical novels including The Road to Avalon which Publishers Weekly lauded as “historical fiction at its finest.”
For more about Joan and her other books, please visit
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!

If you're interested in reading more reviews like mine, click {here} to go to the blogtour!
I received an advanced copy of A Reluctant Queen as a complimentary gift in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity Group.

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