Sunday, February 10, 2013


Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Publisher: Revell
February 2013
ISBN: 978-0800734305
Genre: Biblical fiction

Can love heal the rift between two souls?

When her beloved father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Though she should be married by now, it's clear that Laban is dragging his feet, waiting for a higher bride-price to line his pockets. But then Rebekah is given a chance to leave her home to marry Isaac, a cousin she has never even seen, and her hope for the future is restored. Little does she know what a wondrous and heart-wrenching journey she is beginning.

As Rebekah experiences the joy of young love and the bitterness of misunderstanding and betrayal, her resolve is tested. When the rift between Isaac and her grows so wide it is surely too great to be mended, can she trust the God of Isaac's father Abraham to bridge the gap?

My interest was caught by REBEKAH’s story when I read the first chapter. Ms. Smith admits she took liberties and why, but what she did, really helped to bring the story to life. It helped to explain some things better, explaining why REBEKAH might have made some decisions that she made.

I enjoyed reading REBEKAH and highly recommend this book for all fans of biblical fiction, or for those who might want better understanding of the biblical account. Great book. $14.99. 320 pages. 

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