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A novel about Esther of the Old Testament, maiden, friend, wife, counselor, and queen.
Published (first published 1950)
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Does anyone else compare a good book with something good to eat?

For me, a book can have a taste to it. It can be sweet or sour, savory or bitter, as heavy as a seven course meal or insubstantial as cotton candy. This book was light with plenty of romance and exotically, (but safely), foreign, but I wouldn’t give it the same candy box and cocktail feeling I assign to a romance novel, and yet, despite the danger the characters are in, it isn’t the vitamin rich fruit, vegetables and protein balance...more
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Another great story by Norah Lofts

I love novels that bring history to life. Norah Lofts does this remarkably. I feel that I now know Esther as I never did before. Excellent story!
The story of Queen Esther written as a novel. I know the story from the Bible very well so it was good to read how things were in that land during that time, what clothes and food were available and how parties and households were run. Well written and completely enjoyable.
A short, fictional narrative based on the story of Esther. It was a fast and engaging read with details of how it might have been for Esther and becoming the Queen. The Bible story will still be my favorite way to learn about her.
This is my favorite bible story and they made it into a book : ) I liked it a lot
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Also published using the pseudonyms Juliet Astley and Peter Curtis

Norah Lofts, née Norah Robinson, (27 August 1904–10 September 1983) was a 20th century best-selling British author. She wrote over fifty books specialising in historical fiction, but she also wrote non-fiction and short stories. Many of her novels, including her Suffolk Trilogy, follow the history of a specific house and the residen...more
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