Sunday, February 22, 2015

Book Review - "The Crimson Cord"

"Rahab's story is one of the most moving redemption accounts in Scripture. The Crimson Cord perfectly captures all the drama of the original, fleshing out the characters with care and thought. Jill's storytelling skills kept me reading late into the night. A beautiful tale, beautifully told!"--Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night
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 Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution, she despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime.

In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls--or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

Under Jill Eileen Smith's talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Immerse yourself in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity--and a permanent place in your heart.

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and The Desert Princess, first in the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at

My Review:
I have enjoyed every single one of Jill's historical/Biblical fiction novels and "The Crimson Cord" may be my very favorite!  This is Rahab's story whom is a character whom has always been a fascinating one to me and I have always enjoyed hearing her story when she has been a part of a sermon or a study.  Jill does such an amazing job with adding details to the story that brings the characters, the time period and setting to life, that I feel as if I am a part of the story.  It is obvious that Jill puts her heart into her research and into recreating these stories for the readers and I love how they really make me think more about the Biblical account, the characters' lives and the many lessons that can be learned through them.  As "The Crimson Cord" is book one in Jill's latest series, Daughters of the Promised Land, I am eager to hear news of the release of book 2!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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