A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf is a romanticized story of Esther, the biblical queen of Persia whose bravery, courage and faith and inspired the life of many modern women today.
It was beautifully written and very romantic too. However, if you’re looking for something that’s completely walk hand in hand with The Book of Esther in the bible, this is not for you.
I think this book, A Reluctant Queen is to be enjoyed completely as a fiction and not a biography or a memoir.
The story of Esther is pretty well researched and told in modern English language, making it very easy to understand the intrigue of the ancient Persian court.
If I were to rate this book, I’d give it a 3 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Thomas Nelson publisher as a part of their blogger reviewer program.