Jennifer Hughes's Reviews > Hadassah: One Night With the King

Hadassah by Tommy Tenney
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Apr 12, 2010

did not like it
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Read from April 12 to 21, 2010

I haven't found a book that I like yet about Old Testament figures, including Orson Scott Card's books.

I felt like this retelling of the story of Esther was a romance disguised as historical fiction--which is really weird, because I have a hard time with the believability of a romance where your husband can arbitrarily have you killed at a moment's notice because you displease him, and he also is sleeping with his harem of 100 concubines. Really? Sorry, didn't work for me.
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message 1: by Faith (new)

Faith Gutierrez Have you read Francine Rivers? You might enjoy her novels... They were the first about Old Testament figures that I really enjoyed.


message 2: by Faith (new)

Faith Gutierrez Have you read Francine Rivers? You might enjoy her novels... They were the first about Old Testament figures that I really enjoyed.


Jennifer Hughes Thanks for the suggestion! I do enjoy good historical fiction.


message 4: by Amy (new) - added it

Amy i've got a ton of authors and books on both my biblical fiction and christian fiction shelves, maybe take a gander


Maff I agree! So far am disappointed in this version of Esther too. I'm waiting to get a hold of Angela Hunt's one and hoping that will be a better version. I really enjoyed her Joseph trilogy (Legacy of the Ancient River) so hopefully her Esther novel will be just as good...fingers crossed! :)


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