Esther :  Royal Beauty by Angela Hunt

This has been one of my favorite biblical fiction books that I have ever read. This flowed nicely and I could keep up with all the characters. This is about Esther and how she ends up being the Queen of Persia even though she is Jewish. She keeps this a secret but has to come clean when there is a chance that many Jews will die. I couldn’t put this down. I received this book from book fun.org for a fair and honest opinion.  

When an ambitious tyrant threatens genocide against the Jews, an inexperienced young queen must take a stand for her people. When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as “Esther” wins the king’s heart and a queen’s crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king’s permission to exterminate all Jews–young and old, powerful and helpless. Purposely violating an ancient Persian law, she risks her life in order to save her people…and bind her husband’s heart.

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