In the Shadows of Jezebel
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About the Book:
In a kingdom controlled by cruel and manipulative women, one princess will discover the power of truth and love.
Trained as a priestess in the temple of Baal, Princess Jehosheba strives to please the demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach far beyond the realm of earthly governments.
Forced to marry Yahweh’s high priest in order to further Athaliah and Jezebel’s power plays, Jehosheba enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh’s Temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family–and the nation–she loves?
With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings the Old Testament to life, revealing a fascinating story of the power of unconditional love.
About the Author:
Mesu Andrews is the award-winning author of Love Amid the Ashes, Love’s Sacred Song, and Love in a Broken Vessel. Winner of the 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award for New Author, she has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture, bringing the biblical world vividly alive for her readers. She lives in Washington. Learn more at www.mesuandrews.com.
In the Shadow of Jezebel is the fourth book in the Treasures of His Love Series. This is the first book by Mesu Andrews that I have read and I loved it. Based on the Old Testament story, Ms. Andrews brings to life the story of Princess Jehosheba who was adobted by Queen Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel. She worships Baal but soon learns about Yahweh, when a letter appears that was written by the prophet Elijiah who is dead.
Ms. Andrews starts off the book with the names of the characters and who they are related to along with a family tree to help the readers understand how everyone is related in the story. Each chapter begins with a bible verse from books from te old testament.
Jehosheba’s life isn’t easy and is always living in the shadow of Athaliah and Jezebel. She is mean to her maidservants and is late for dinner and doesn’t understand why her parents choose to unite with the House of David by her marrying the Yahweh’s High Priest, Jehoida. Sheba doesn’t know this man and he doesn’t know her. Will they learn to love each other? Will she learn to worship Yahweh instead of Baal?
I highly recommend this book to those who love reading Historical Christian Fiction and love reading about stories taken from the Bible. Ms. Andrews puts a new twist on Old Testament stories. You will not be able to put the book down. Even though it is part of series, it definitely can be read alone.