Esther is one of my favorite Biblical accounts and honestly, one of my favorite people from Bible times. Therefore, I was excited to see that Jill Eileen Smith had written a book retelling her story as Jill has done an incredible job with her retelling of other various Biblical accounts. This book was no exception as it is a beautiful retelling that really brings the story to life. Esther's beauty is what first of all caught King Xerxes eye, but there is so much more to Esther than just a pretty face. Her inner beauty shines through in her interactions with others and her heart for people and looking out for others, willing to do what it takes. Jill follows and sticks to the truth, but then adds details that really brings this story and the characters to life. This is story that will have you seeing Esther is a fresh, clear way.
*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*