Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sarai by Jill Eileen Smith

Book Description:
Sarai, the last child of her aged father, is beautiful, spoiled, and used to getting her own way. Even as a young girl, she is aware of the way men look at her, including her half brother Abram. When Abram finally requests Sarai's hand, she asks one thing--that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even her father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if Sarai makes a promise in return--to give Abram a son and heir. Certain she can easily do that, Sarai agrees.

But as the years stretch on and Sarai's womb remains empty, she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain--lest Abram decide that he will not fulfill his. To what lengths will Sarai go in her quest to bear a son? And how long will Abram's patience last?

Jill Eileen Smith thrilled readers with The Wives of King David series. Now she brings to life the strong and celebrated wives of the patriarchs, beginning with the beautiful and inscrutable Sarai.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book.  This is a fictional account of Sarai (Sarah) and Abram (Abraham).  For their wedding vows, Abram vows to never take another wife and Sarai vows to give him an heir.  The struggle Sarai has is such a seemingly simple vow is not in her control.  She struggles with being barren and comes up with some ideas to remedy the problem, but what problems will those solutions bring?
Sarai's character was good.  You felt her conflict and struggles.  It was good for me to 'get to know' the people I've always known in the Bible stories through this book.  I know it is fiction but it was well written and believable as to what the characters did and said.  Abram was great too.  I thought the author did a good job with all of her characters really.
I rate this a 4/5.  It is a nice story of Biblical Characters.

Thank you to Revell for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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