Saturday, March 22, 2014

Revell Blog Tour: In the Shadow of Jezebel

Author: Mesu Andrews

Genre: Life, romance

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5 high

Type: Historical fiction

Number of pages: 412

Time period: 800s B. C. (Bible times)

Publisher and price: Revell, $14.99

My overall opinion: Contrary to what you may assume from a precursory glance at the title, this story is not focused on Jezebel (though she is certainly a player in the grand scheme of things). Rather, this book concentrates on her grand-daughter, Jehosheba. As you may have noticed, it’s got over 400 pages, and each page has a lot of words – definitely full. Despite this, it’s never boring! Mesu managed to absolutely pack this book with Biblically accurate information, events, and people. She brings to life characters and stories that may otherwise seem stuffy – but truly aren’t! The whole book has a realistic feel and a gripping story. I could definitely identify with what Jehosheba felt. It’s absolutely worth reading! I highly recommend it for those of you who love Biblical fiction, or anyone looking for a creative and unique story set in Bible times.

**Revell sent me a free copy of this book for review. I wasn’t required to post positively or paid in any way for this review. All opinions are my own. **

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