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How can she love the king of kings without forsaking her Lord of lords?

Kasia grew up in a poor Jewish home with more siblings than luxuries. But when a chance encounter forces her to the palace of Xerxes, she becomes a concubine to the richest man in the world. She alone, of all Xerxes's wives, loves the man beneath the crown. She alone, of all his wives, holds the heart of the king of kings.

Traveling with Xerxes through Europe as he mounts a war against Greece, Kasia knows enemies surround her, but they're not the Spartans or Athenians. The threat lies with those close to the king who hate her people. She determines to put her trust in Jehovah—even if it costs her her marriage.

Years of prayers are answered when Kasia's childhood friend arrives at the palace after the war, but even as she determines to see Esther crowned in place of the bloodthirsty former queen, she knows the true battle is far from over. How far will her enemies go to see her undone?

Combining the biblical account of Esther with Herodotus's Histories, Jewel of Persia is the story of a love that nearly destroys an empire . . . and the friendship that saves a nation.

©2010 Roseanna M. White (P)2022 Tantor

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  • 06-17-22

Wonderful!!

LOVED this book! Roseanne M. White did a fabulous job weaving the storyline. The narrator had a few words that annoyed me in her pronunciation (she made Ima sound like Emma and it took me a bit to figure out that she was saying the term for “mother” not the name Emma), but overall was very good.

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Great Plot-

I loved this book! The writing was full of intrigue and suspense. The story plot kept my attention and I was not able to put the book down, Narration was also captivating to the point I felt I was part of the story. I totally recommend to anyone wanting a clean Christian romance.

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awesome!

Wonderfully written. You will get many hours of romance, intrigue and history even if you know the story. It took me quite a while to get accustomed to the narration, but stick with it it gets better.