From the back of the book: When an ambitious tyrant threatens genocide against the Jews, an inexperienced young queen must take a stand for her people.
When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king's heart and a queen's crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king's permission to exterminate all Jews--young and old, powerful and helpless. Purposely violating an ancient Persian law, she risks her life in order to save her people...and bind her husband's heart.
This is a oow novel taken from the book of Esther in the Bible. This is a compelling novel, and it is accurate for the most part, although, if you do read the story from the Bible you will notice that there are some major differences. I love the way the author has taken the the book and writtenit in a way that we can experience the life of Esther. Imagining how she must have felt, what she was going through. You can imagine what it was like back in 843 BC . It was a great easy read, and it brings the Bible to life. I look forward to more of the Dangerous Beauty Series.
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