Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Review of Reign: The Chronicles of Queen Jezebel

Review of Reign:  The Chronicles of Queen Jezebel

by Ginger Garrett

Reign: The Chronicles Of Queen Jezebel (Lost Loves of the Bible #3)

Beyond the Drama, Her Heart Was Real
From the moment her marriage to prince Ahab thrusts her into the intrigues of palace life, Jezebel’s exotic beauty opens doors and her will breaks down walls. Torn from her homeland and wed to power in a strange country, Jezebel vows to create a legacy and power all her own. Some might call her a manipulative schemer, bent on having her way. But they don’t know the whole story, and she was much, much worse. As she moves through the halls of power, her heart struggles between devotion to the gods she worships, the prince who loves her, and her thirst for revenge. She sparks a battle between her strangely powerless gods and the God of palace administrator Obadiah—a God who confronts her with surprising might. She will fight, though victory may cost her everything.

My Review:
I have been reading the Bible since I was a very young girl and Ginger Garrett brings the Bible and its characters to life in Reign in a powerful way. I was enthralled and fascinated by Queen Jezebel's story, even as parts of it horrified and shocked me.  The Bible tells the story in basic facts but to hear it in a fictional form with so many details was simply amazing.   I felt as if I were there watching all the action.   
Queen Jezebel has often been used to teach young women how NOT to behave and I can certainly see why.  I also can see what Jezebel was thinking and feeling to cause her to behave as she did.   Was she the wounded young girl who did not feel love from anyone so that she had no idea how to give love to others?   
I was given a copy of this book from www.bookfun.org (The Book Club Network) in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Ginger Garrett
Ginger Garrett is the author of the Chronicles of the Scribes series (In the Shadow of Lions, In the Arms of Immortals, In the Eyes of Eternity), Wolves Among Us, Chosen, Desired, Dark Hour, and Beauty Secrets of the Bible. Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther was recognized as one of the top five novels of 2006 by the ECPA.

Focusing on ancient women's history, Ginger creates novels and nonfiction resources that explore the lives of historical women. A frequent media guest and television host, Ginger has been interviewed by Fox News, Billy Graham's The Hour of Decision, The Harvest Show, 104.7 The Fish Atlanta, and many other outlets.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in Theater, she is passionate about creating art from history. Ginger resides in Georgia with her husband and three children.  Visit her website at:  http://www.gingergarrett.com/

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