Friday, March 7, 2014

New Release - In the Shadow of Jezebel - Mesu Andrews

Dear Readers,

Jezebel is one of those Biblical characters that is so easy hate.  She was evil in so many ways and because of that she has found herself in many different books, both fiction and non-fiction.

In the Shadow of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews will give you a small glimpse into life in the palace during Jezebel's reign.  Princess Jehosheba  strives to serve Queen Athaliah, daughter to Queen Jezebel.  She was trained in the temple of Baal and has never known any different that the dark arts, until a letter arrives from a dead prophet predicting the doom of the royal family.

That is when Jehosheba realizes that there is more in play here than just her Queen's happiness.  Jehosheba's new husband, a high priest to Yahweh, seems to know a better way.  Will she be able to trust him enough to save her family and her beloved country?

Mesu has brought a very different perspective to Biblical fiction.  Working very hard to stay true to the stories we read often, she adds a face to those people around the main character.  Whether, like in this book, a person who has to deal with Jezebel or like in Love's Sacred Song where she puts a face on the person who Song of Solomon is written, it is just a chance to view those beloved stories with fresh eyes.

                                              Happy Reading,

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