Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Review: In The Shadow Of Jezebel by:Mesu Andrews
About the Book:
Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. 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 beyond the realm of earthly governments. To further Athaliah and Jezebel’s strategies, she is forced to marry Yahweh’s high priest and 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?
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.
Jehosheba's life has consisted of her helping take care of the queen, the queen who's mother is Jezebel. She knows that Jezebel was widely known for the many bad things she did and Jehosheba hopes that doesn't bring a curse down on herself. Jehosheba does everything she is required, she knows that she will be rewarded in the end. She expects one day she will be able to live on her own, married and happy, but as of right now she has to do what she was told to do even if she is a princess. She knows that Athaliah's family is known for the many bad things they have done. Jehosheba soon is married off to a high priest, it finally seems her life has taken a turn for the good.
It starts to show that the nation is in need of saving from the rule of this bad queen, and Jehosheba seems to be the only one possibly able to save it. But she doesn't have the courage to stand up for what she believes, even if it's the right thing to do. Jehosheba must call upon God for the strength she so desperately needs.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.