Monday, July 5, 2010

My Review of Chosen by Ginger Garrett.

I was recently sent a copy of Chosen by Ginger Garrett to review. I also have an interview and giveaway up right now, so please go enter there if you haven't already.

"There is only one ransom for a woman's heart, and that is love, given in honor."

"Wrenched from a simple life for her beauty, Esther finds herself at the mercy of King Xerxes. Leaving behind her only relative, her cousin Mordecai, and her first true love, Cyrus, she is thrown headlong into the unrestrained extravagance of palace living. Quick of mind and strong in spirit, she refuses to suffer the fate of her harem sisters and boldly challenges Xerxes to give of his heart before taking his pleasure, thus sealing her place beside him as queen. While conspiracy spins its diabolical web, Esther's mind and spirit waver, and she is forced to confront the past in order to save her future—and that of an entire nation."

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of books written in the Bible time period. This was also my first book by this author so I wasn't sure what to expect. There are some authors I know and love their books and so often when I find a new author to try or I read a book by a new author, I find myself comparing them to an author I really like. I am sure everyone does that to some degree but I wanted to say that first so you know where I am coming from.

This book is based on the life of Queen Esther. It starts a little bit before she is taken from Mordecai and whisked away to the Palace of King Xerxes. I don't want to give anything away so I won't go into to much detail here.

I always read my Bible every day. But one of the things I learned from reading this book was that it showed so much in her life that I never thought of!! It gives a whole new meaning when I read Esther now. When you really think that she had one night to show herself different from the other women Xerxes had to choose from, that she was totally torn away from her family and friends, the enemies she had as well as the friends, and what courage she showed to enter into the presence of the King without his permission. I never really, really thought about her being chosen from all those women. And that is definitely where the title for this book comes in. A perfect title, Ginger!!

If you are looking for a new author to try, or if you have read Ginger's previous works, I would go out of my way to get this book. It just might help your Bible reading to come alive for you!

Thanks to Audra Jennings from The B&B Media Group for sending me a copy to review.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review of it. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

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