Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Rachel (Wives of the Patriarchs #3)
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.
Book Review by Blanche Mancuso
This is a haunting story of the unconditional love Jacob has for
Rachel. In today's world it would be unheard of to labor for years to
win the hand of the one you love. This is what happens in this heart
stopping journey which takes Jacob and Rachel through trials and
tribulations to unite true love. The characters are Jacob, an honest
man who falls in love with Rachel. Rachel has a sister, Leah who is
instrumental in trying to break up the couple and make life miserable
for all involved. A must read that is based on biblical truth.