Book Review: Chosen

Chosen

by

Ginger Garrett

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Chosen tells the story of Queen Esther. Chosen reads like it is the diary of Esther, a Jewish girl who is chosen to be a part of the King’s harem. Many of us know the story of Queen Esther, but this novel opens up the possibility of what Esther’s life may have been like, living in the king’s harem. Her life in the palace was not an easy life. Esther is torn from her life with her cousin Mordecai, leaving behind her first true love, Cyrus. Esther does not wish to be in the king’s harem, but since she is there, she decides to accept where she’s at. After several months of preparations, Esther is brought before the King, where she challenges him to give her his heart. Sealing her place as queen, Esther then finds herself caught in the middle of a plot to overthrow the king and destroy her people. Esther must soon find her courage to confront the king and stop the plans of the conspirators.

 

I have always loved the biblical story of Queen Esther, and reading this fictional tale of her was equally pleasing. The author does a great job of bringing Esther’s story to life. I loved that it was written like a diary, so we could see what Esther’s innermost thoughts were. While this was a fictional novel, the author does a great job of including the biblical facts as well. I highly recommend reading the Bible book of Esther as well.

 

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through bookfun.org in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions stated are my own.

 

Who is your favorite biblical character? Are there any good books about that character? What is your favorite biblical fiction book?

Connect with the author:

Website

Blog

Twitter

Goodreads

Connect with me:

Like my blog on Facebook

Like this review on Goodreads

Like this review on Amazon

Friend me on Goodreads

Follow me on Twitter

Follow me on Pinterest

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Book Review

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s