Book 3 Wives of the Patriarchs
Jill Eileen Smith
*Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review*
About the Book:
Beautiful Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Maybe then she would not feel so scrutinized, so managed, so judged. Plain Leah wishes her father Laban would find a good man for her, someone who would love her alone and make her his only bride. Unbeknownst to either of them, Jacob is making his way to their home, trying to escape a past laced with deceit and find the future God has promised him.
But the past comes back to haunt Jacob when he finds himself on the receiving end of treachery and the victim of a cruel bait and switch. The man who wanted only one woman will end up with sisters who have never gotten along and now must spend the rest of their lives sharing a husband. In the power struggles that follow, only one woman will triumph . . . or will she?
Combining meticulous research with her own imaginings, Jill Eileen Smith not only tells one of the most famous love stories of all time but will manage to surprise even those who think they know the story inside and out.
About the Author:
Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai and Rebekah in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at www.jilleileensmith.com.
I love reading about Rachel and Jacob in the Bible and when I received this book to review I was ecstatic to read it. This is Rachel’s version of the story and how wonderful it was. I enjoyed reading what Ms. Smith added to the story, how she gave Rachel and Leah different mothers and the on going feuding between the sisters.
Rachel is the third book in the Wives of the Patriarchs series by Jill Eileen Smith. Ms. Smith has researched these women of the Bible to bring us their stories from their point of view. You definitely will not be disappointed by what you read. I highly recommend this book to all. You will enjoy it.