Monday, February 9, 2015

Review: The Crimson Cord by:Jill Eileen Smith

 The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #1)
About the Book:
Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime. In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls--or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

About the Author:
Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and The Desert Princess, first in the Loves of King Solomon series. 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.

My Review:
 Rahab, the wife of a gambler found herself constantly having to acquire money for his debt. But when he fails to please the prince with his ways, both Rahab and her husband are sold as slaves. Rahab is sold to the kings royal advisor, who ends up prostituting her out to all of the wealthy men around town. Rahab begins to realize that she may never be free and will always be in debt to a man who has paid to own her.

 Rahab receives a call from some unexpected visitors, the Israelites she has heard so much about. She meets them and they ask for her help. She makes a risky move that could cost her her life, no matter what side she chooses. The story of Rahab and the crimson cord is so moving! It is a story of trusting in God, even if you don't believe or know who He is. The author gives us her side of this famous story from the Bible. She has proven how well researched the subject matter was and is, and given us a very eventful side to the story.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.