"You know the Bible story. Now discover the love story. Experience 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."
This book was written by Joan Wolf. She also wrote The Road to Avonlea. I was unaware of how many books she had wrote. Joan was born in New York City but raised her family in Connecticut.
This book captured my attention from the first paragraph, that does not happen very often. Joan does a great job of keeping that attention all the way through the book. It helped that one of my favorite people of the Bible was Esther. Her words made me the reader feel as if I was sitting in Esther's home early in the morning while she made bread. Esther was just an ordinary woman chosen by God to make a difference and change a nation. This book was full of love, deceit and romance. I can not say enough good things about this book. It will be released in July 2011. I highly recommend this book.