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A Reluctant Queen: A review

A Reluctant Queen: The Love Story Of Esther by Joan Wolf

The biblical story of Esther shines in a new light as "A Reluctant" Queen."

This story begins with Esther sharing the background of her upbringing as a young female Jew, who has lost both her parents and being raised by her uncle, Mordecai. She loves her uncle very much, so when he says that he has had a dream from God and that she must obey it by competing for the Great King's favor, she feels that it is her duty to obey and trust in him.

Becoming his wife, Esther feels the love for him growing, even as she denies her past and upbringing for fear of the pain of possible loss and rejection. Can their love survive the truth of her past? Will she be able to protect her people from a vicious outcome if she reveals her true self? From the very beginning I fell in love with this story. I have never read the story of Esther before, mind you. It was a very exciting novel, very beautiful love story. I can say that I l…