Book Review: Chosen



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 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?

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