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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's Good to Be Queen Challenge

I am going to jump in and host my first challenge and I hope others will join. Since I have tons of books on My TBR about Women were a Queens or tried to be come one .I decided that this would be the perfect challenge to host.
Chose 2-4 books on any women who reigned as Queen. Your Queen can be from any era as long as she held the title Queen Or Empress at some point in her lifetime. The books can be fiction or nonfiction which ever your prefer.Just make your list on your blog and link the button back here.
The Challenge starts January 30,2009 and runs til June 2, 2009.
Don't forget to use the button on your blog and Leave a comment under this post to let me know you have signed up.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Chosen The lost Diaries of Queen Esther By Ginger Garrett

Esther is just a simple Jewish girl who lives with her Cousin Mordecai. Until one fateful day the King of Persia is on the look out fora new wife. Esther is picked to join the King's harem and thrown in to a world in which she has no knowledge of. In order to survive she must keep her religion a secret from those who wish her people harm. She is chosen as one of the most beautiful girls in the harem and spends a year preparing her self to be received by the king. She captures the king's heart with her wit and intelligence and became on of the greatest Queens of the biblical age. I thoroughly enjoyed Esther's story it was written in diary format but it blended together quite well. As you read the book you are presented with certain articles related to The Queen's diaries in which Garrett carefully weaves modern day facts with the fictional story. The book is considered Christian fiction but Like Shadows is not all preachy. Garrett is fast becoming one of my favorite authors this year I have one more book to read of hers so stay tuned for the next one titled Dark Hour. Rating: A