I love Biblical fiction.  Bringing the “stories” in the Bible to life, seeing the way things actually were and getting a glimpse into the minds and hearts of people who lived back then is priceless to me.  I find myself thinking of the things that happened as just stories sometimes, forgetting that they were real.  Then I read a book that really brings it to life.  It’s such a blessing!

I have a real respect for authors that can tackle these events and make them real for us – and Joan Wolf is no exception.  In A Reluctant Queen, she brings Esther, one of my favorite Biblical people, to life.  I’ve read the Book of Esther many times but never tire of hearing about her courage and faith in God!  She seems like such an extraordinary person, but reading A Reluctant Queen, it reminded me that she was just another person, like me, who loved God and wanted to follow Him.  She was the tool God used to save her people (the Jews)!

I thought Joan did an excellent job bringing Esther’s character to life.  I’ll bet Esther was very nervous and didn’t feel she had a chance when it came to being chosen by the king as his new wife.  It would have been a shock to be chosen, for sure.  Even if you were considered beautiful.  I enjoyed reading Joan’s interpretation of the event and will definitely be looking for more by this author.

If you’re a fan of Biblical fiction, historical fiction, or love stories, I think you’ll love this new tale by Joan Wolf.  I recommend it!

About the Author:

Joan Wolf was born in New York City but has lived most of her adult life with her husband in Connecticut, where she raised two children and countless numbers of assorted animals. Joan is the author of numerous historical novels including The Road to Avalon which Publishers Weekly lauded as “historical fiction at its finest.”

For more about Joan and her other books, please visit www.joanwolf.com.

Don’t Miss Out on This Awesome Giveaway
(Win a KINDLE!)

To celebrate Joan Wolf’s debut Christian Fiction title, A Reluctant Queen, Joan and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have teamed up to give away A Reluctant Queen prize package worth over $150!

One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen
* A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf (for KINDLE)

To enter, just click on the icon below. But, hurry, the contest ends on June 20th. Winner will be announced on June 21st during Joan’s A Reluctant Queen Book Club Party on Facebook (details below)! Hope to see you there – bring your friends!

JW A Reluctant Queen Giveaway




Join the fun on June 21st!


Joan will be wrapping up the blog tour and Kindle giveaway promotion during her A Reluctant Queen FACEBOOK party on her FB author page. During the party she’ll announce the winner of the Kindle, host a book chat discussion, test your trivia skills (Is Esther’s story in A Reluctant Queen fact or fiction?), and more. Don’t miss this chance to meet the author and make some new friends!

I received a copy of the book reviewed above so that I could share my thoughts on it with you.  :)

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