What I’m Reading – Rebekah

16 Feb
My Thoughts
The Bible is full of stories of parents preferring one child over others and the consequences that come from that. Rebekah’s story begins that same way. When Rebekah’s father is dying, her mother brings her son Laban to receive the blessing reserved for the eldest son. Her father’s death and her mother’s manipulation changes Rebekah’s life in so many ways. Not just in the wait to find a match, but also later in her life as a mother. She repeats what she had seen and did the same for her son. Her story is not just about how this decision played out in her life, but also the lives of her sons.

I so enjoyed this book. It is biblical historical fiction and is written so well. 

You can purchase the book here:

About the Book

When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible.

About the Author

Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, book 1 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. 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.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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2 Responses to “What I’m Reading – Rebekah”

  1. Jennifer Peterson February 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Hmm might have to get that one, thank you for sharing!

  2. Grace February 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    I am planning to read this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. -Gilded Grace

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