Friday, February 15, 2013

Book Review: Rebekah

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When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible.

Join bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith as she fills in the blanks around the biblical women behind the men we know well. Her in-depth research and creative storytelling bring Rebekah's unique story alive with romance, heartache, and the power of forgiveness.

This is book 2 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series and is definitely a standalone read since each book is about a different wife.

Jill Eileen Smith does a great job of bringing the story of Rebekah to life, as she struggles after her father dies, wondering if she'll ever marry.  Then moving to a far away land to marry Isaac, who she's never met.  You feel her fear and her worries.  Rebekah and Isaac have a great love for each other, yet, as the rest of us, they have troubles.  The story of Jacob and Esau come to life as well as you read and wonder how any parent could so noticeably choose favorites.

A great read, and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Revell.

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