Book Review: Rachel, a novel, by Jill Eileen Smith

Setting the inevitable debate about Biblical fiction aside for a moment: This book is SO well-written. How does this creative author come up with such fascinating ideas to flesh out the fascinating tale of Rachel, Leah, and Jacob??   Wow!

Here’s the cover

From the blurb:  Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Leah wishes her father would find a good man who would love her alone. Unbeknownst to either of them, Jacob is making his way to their home, trying to escape a past laced with deceit and find the future God has promised him.

But the past comes back to haunt Jacob when he finds himself on the receiving end of treachery. The man who wanted only one woman ends up with sisters who have never gotten along and now must spend the rest of their lives sharing a husband. In the power struggles that follow, only one woman will triumph . . . or will she?

Combining meticulous research with her own imaginings, bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith not only tells one of the most famous love stories of all time but will manage to surprise even those who think they know the story inside and out.

So, if Biblical fiction, extremely well-written, is your thing, you DO NOT Want to miss this book!

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