Thursday, January 30, 2014
Review: Rachel by:Jill Eileen Smith
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.
Rachel has always been known as the pretty one in the town they live in. All the men looked at her, and found her quite beautiful. But she never found one she felt was meant for her. Most men were already married, so when a man comes to visit her father she is quite surprised and over joyed.
Leah is the oldest and feels she should have already married but that isn't how it went. Everyone see's her sister as the pretty one, they never notice her. No man could ever want her, she was her, the one who was quite and homely. But now that a man has come to visit she wants to put her best foot forward even if he only seems to notice her sister, she still has to try.
Jacob's father sent him to find a wife but it was also to keep him safe from his older brother. He didn't know when he popped up at this families house, he would see such a beautiful woman. She was everything he pictures in marrying, she was peaceful and good- looking. She also was a shepherd just like him, she was amazing.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.