Esther the Queen
Author: H.B. Moore
Published: April 2013
Paperback: 217 pages
FTC FYI: Received a paperback from the author in exchange for an honest review.
She is a beautiful young Jewess, content in her life of anonymity... He is the most powerful king in the world... When chance brings the two together, the course of history is forever altered.
The glittering court of the Persian Empire serves as the backdrop for one of the most poignant tales of courage in the Bible, brought vividly to life in the pages of bestselling author H.B. Moore’s sweeping saga. And it begins on a dusty road in the Jewish Quarter . . .
An unexpected meeting between Esther and King Xerxes results in an immediate and unmistakable connection. When Esther is summoned to enter the king’s harem—the first step toward becoming his wife—Esther is torn between her desire to be with Xerxes and the knowledge that they will forever be divided by the secret of her Jewish heritage. Encouraged by her family to do what she must to help her people, she deftly navigates her new position in the palace, quickly becoming beloved by all—including Xerxes.
But when a treacherous plan threatens to engulf the kingdom in violence, Esther must choose between love and duty.
I loved this book. Heather's writing is practically perfect in every way (yes, like Mary Poppins). Heather's telling of Esther's beauty, and kindness was described well. I looked forward to every page she was in. Even though he freaked me out, Haman was well written too. He was downright evil. Ahasuerus surprised me. I didn't except to like him as much as I did. He had a definite presence that I enjoyed. I loved his and Esther's relationship and thought it was sweet when they were first getting to know each other. From their first meeting at the well, to the chapter where she is brought to him from the harem, I loved it all. Esther had a way of brightening any situation. When she was first made queen, she would walk around the castle, getting to know everyone and trying to make all around her better. I was happy when she went to the harem to visit Hegai, Nan, and Sarah. She made everyone around her feel important.
5 out of 5 stars. Heather is an amazing writer. She has written many page turning books. Use the links below to find out more about her.