Monday, February 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Rebekah (Review)

Jill Eileen Smith has a rare talent.

She can not only write solid novels, but she uses Biblical knowledge and facts, to help her readers dive into the lives of her subjects.

In her newest book, Rebekah, Smith continues the "Wives of the Patriarchs" series, telling the love story of Isaac and Rebekah in a new way.

The novel opens with Rebekah, living as a young woman in her father's house. It spans the years - including her romance with Isaac (and how she ended up in his household) to her numerous years of infertility.

You'll laugh, cry and identify with Rebekah in a new way - especially as you see her change as the mother of Jacob and Esau.

Smith's talent is such, that you'll find yourself diving into the Bible to read along with her narrative. Yes, ultimately, her tale is fiction - but it is Biblical sound and a joy to read.

On the scale of one to five, I give her books a solid three. I've had several opportunities to read Smith's books, and honestly, each are a joy. I can't wait to see what is next in this series.

More About The Novel
Can love heal the rift between two souls?

When her beloved father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Though she should be married by now, it’s clear that Laban is dragging his feet, waiting for a higher bride-price to line his pockets. But then Rebekah is given a chance to leave her home to marry Isaac, a cousin she has never even seen, and her hope for the future is restored. Little does she know what a wondrous and heart-wrenching journey she is beginning.

As Rebekah experiences the joy of young love and the bitterness of misunderstanding and betrayal, her resolve is tested. When the rift between Isaac and her grows so wide it is surely too great to be mended, can she trust the God of Isaac’s father Abraham to bridge the gap?


About The Author
Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, book 1 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series.

Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

Online Resources
Buy it online
Download reader resources, find out more here!

Special Opportunity
Jill Eileen Smith will be the featured guest during a LIVE Interactive Video Chat Session sponsored by "Shindig" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, (EST). It's free. Participants will have a chance to meet Jill and ask questions!

Join best-selling author Jill Eileen Smith as she presents ten facts and/or possibilities you might not know about the Patriarch Isaac's wife Rebekah. Do you have a question about the people in the Bible you've always wanted to ask? Jill will take questions about biblical characters, biblical fiction, and about any of her books in the Wives of the Patriarchs or Wives of King David series. So please, plan to join us!

Go here: http://shindig.com/event/jilleileensmith  to find out more and to RSVP for the event.

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

1 comment:

  1. If you enjoyed other books by Jill Eileen Smith, you'll love her latest novel in the Wives of the Patriarchs series: Rachel. Jill is hosting a terrific giveaway in celebration of the book's release. Details available here. The giveaway ends February 15th so enter soon for your chance to win!

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