Book Review: “Esther” By Rebecca Kanner

November 3, 2015 at 10:19 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Rebecca Kanner in her new book, “Esther book coverEsther” published by Howard Books takes us into the life of Esther.

From the Inside Jacket Cover:   From the award-winning author of Sinners and the Sea comes a breathtaking new look into the timeless tale of Queen Esther.

A glittering Persian king has a vast empire that reaches farther than where the sun meets the horizon. He is bathed in riches and commands a frightening military force. He possesses power beyond any other mortal man and rules his kingdom as a god. Anything he desires, he has. Any woman he wants, he possesses. Thousands of them. Young virgins from all across his many lands.

A Jewish girl is ripped from her hut by the king’s brutish warriors and forced to march across blistering, scorched earth to the capital city. Trapped for months in the splendid cage of the king’s palace, she must avoid the ire of the king’s concubines and eunuchs all while preparing for her one night with the king. Soon the fated night arrives, and she does everything in her power to captivate the king and become his queen.

But wearing the crown brings with it a new set of dangers. When a ruthless man plies the king’s ear with whispers of genocide, it is up to the young queen to prevent the extermination of the Jews. She must find the strength within to violate the king’s law, risk her life, and save her people.

This is a story of finding hidden depths of courage within one’s self. Of risking it all to stand up for what is right.

Esther, the young Jewish girl who becomes Queen of Persia. There is even a whole book of The Bible named after her. Here Ms. Kanner goes into great depth and detail regarding Esther’s relationship with king Xerxes of Persia. Then there is the complication that Haman wants to eliminate all of the Jews and it is possible for hi to succeed. The only one standing in his way is Esther and if she fails Xerxes will have her executed. “Esther” has real drama in it and wonderful characters, not just Esther, Xerxes and Haman the other secondary characters that play a huge part in this story. There is also romance. Rebecca Kanner has done more than give us a fictionalized retelling of Biblical events she has given us some real depth of history and faith in God.  It is a marvelous story.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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