Joan Wolf has created a fictionalized account of Esther in her novel, "A Reluctant Queen." While Wolf adds to and shares her own take on the story of Esther, the Biblical principles and truth are evident throughout the story.
Esther is a young, simple girl; however her heart grabs the attention of King Xerxes and forever history is changed and loves grows between these two individuals.
Wolf has expanded upon this Biblical account and this is really a beautiful love story to read. The characters come alive on the pages and the reader will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of a story that may not be as well known as some Biblical accounts. I highly recommend this book, especially to those who enjoy historical fiction.
*I received a free copy from Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for a honest review.