Book Review: In The Shadow Of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews

Posted 13 March, 2014 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Review: In The Shadow Of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews
Title: In the Shadow of Jezebel (Treasures of His Love Book #4)
Author: Mesu Andrews
Published by Revell
Series: Treasures Of His Love #4
Date Published: 2014-03-04
Pages: 416
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical, Romance, Secular Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Revell Reads
Purchase: Amazon~ B&N~ Walmart
Add To Goodreads

Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach beyond the realm of earthly governments. To further Athaliah and Jezebel's strategies, she is forced to marry Yahweh's high priest and enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh's temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family--and the nation--she loves?With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings Old Testament passages to life, revealing a fascinating story of the power of unconditional love.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Revell Reads and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts:
I love Biblical fiction…….I love the feel of comfort and warmth you get as the author creates a novel of Biblical times making it come alive. The books just suck me in and keep me hooked. It’s a wonderful feeling really, and Mesu Andrews is on of the most talented Biblical fiction authors. Truly. She is amazing and her stories are an escape for me into a world where I can breath easy.

Jehosheba, or Sheba as many may know her, is an amazing character! I loved how she was created, and I felt as if I was reading her story straight from the Bible. Ms. Andrews truly created her story in such a life like manner! I love it.

Watching as Sheba was married off and came to love her husband, watching as he taught her about the love of God, become so captivating to me, that I stayed awake until 3 in the morning turning the pages. It’s just incredible how Ms. Andrews creates a passionate, emotionally moving story.

I definitely recommend this book with the highest of 4.5 stars. While it’s the fourth in Ms. Andrews’ Treasures Of His Love series, it’s most definitely easily read as a stand alone. If you’ve never before read a Biblical story by Ms. Andrews, then wait no more. Grab a copy of this amazing story now!

About Mesu Andrews

Mesu Andrews’ deep understanding of and love for God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for her readers. She and her husband, Roy, enjoyed fourteen years of pastoral ministry before moving to the Pacific Northwest, where Roy now serves as Academic Dean at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Mesu writes full-time, snuggled in her recliner beside a cozy fire on rainy Northwest days. The Andrews’ enjoy visiting their two married daughters and a growing tribe of grandkids. Mesu loves movies, football, waterfalls, and travel.

Biblical fiction is her favorite genre to read and write. Her first novel, Love Amid the Ashes (Revell, 2011), won the 2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author. Love’s Sacred Song (Revell, 2012), the Song of Solomon in story form, received a 4 ½ star rating from RT Reviews. And Love in a Broken Vessel (Revell, 2013), the story of Hosea and Gomer, received a 4 ½ star TOP PICK rating from RT Reviews. The Shadow of Jezebel releases March 4, 2014.

Tags: , ,


One response to “Book Review: In The Shadow Of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews

  1. Thank you so much, Molly, for your kind words and encouragement! I’m so thankful for your ministry to readers, taking the time to read and review Christian fiction and give us glimpses into lots of titles. Blessings on you, dear one! 😉

Cover To Cover Cafe Loves Comments!