A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf
Release Date: June 14, 2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Received from: NetGalley
Cover Thoughts: I am actually not a fan of the cover. Especially when on Esther's first day in the Haren she is told to never wear green.
Review: Sometimes you are just blessed with reading many wonderful books in a row. And with the exception of one the last like 10 books have been wonderful.
This story did not disappoint. I very much enjoyed Joan Wolf's take on the bible story I studied many times as a child. Even though I have studied Esther, I feel like I have always heard of her from a males perspective and not from the thoughts of a woman. I can not imagine the pain Mordecai must have felt at having to hand over his sisters only child to a man who did not live the same way.
sometime I wish we heard about the side characters. For example what happened to Vashti? Or Abraham? Or even Esther's hand servants.