18 February 2015

The Crimson Cord by Jill Eileen Smith

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Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband's debt. Forced into prostitution, she despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime.

In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho's walls – or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

Under Jill Eileen Smith's talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Immerse yourself in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity – and a permanent place in your heart.

Jill Eileen Smith’s fictional representation of Rahab’s classic, biblical account in The Crimson Cord is quite the pleasure to read. Smith brings this incredibly broken yet brave woman to life in wonderfully vivid and historic detail. Her story is both heartbreaking and beautiful, filled with tragic circumstances, undeserved second chances and forgiving romance. It’s kept me engaged and enthralled from start to finish, even though I already knew the basics of Rahab’s story. It is a great read and fans of biblical fiction will not want to miss this newest novel from Jill Eileen Smith - I would not hesitate to recommend it.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of The Crimson Cord and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and The Desert Princess, first in the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at her website.

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