I’m so happy to be here today helping with the cover reveal of Jill Eileen Smith’s upcoming novel, Star of Persia. As some may know, I absolutely adore historical fiction and was just introduced to Biblical fiction this year. Jill’s book, The Heart of a King, was one of my first introductions to Biblical fiction, and now I’m in love!
Anyway and without further ado, here’s a little bit about Jill and her upcoming novel:
In an effort to complete a war his father had planned to win, King Xerxes calls every governor, satrap, and official in his vast kingdom to his palace in Susa to strategize and feast. When they finally leave, he decides on one more week of frivolity, which ends in the banishment of his favorite wife, something he never intended to do. But when he discovers Esther, Xerxes is sure he has a second chance at happiness.
In her wildest dreams, Esther could never have imagined that she would end up as queen of Persia. Yet she knows better than to become complacent. Another of Xerxes’s wives is vying for position, and his closest advisor has a deep and dangerous grudge against Esther’s adoptive father. Caught in the middle of palace politics, Esther will find herself in an impossible position: risk her life or consign her people to annihilation.
With her impeccable research and her imaginative flair, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the romantic, suspenseful, and beloved story of Esther, queen of Persia.
Jill’s Author Bio:
Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David, the Wives of the Patriarchs, the Daughters of the Promised Land, the Loves of King Solomon series, The Heart of a King, and the nonfiction When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.
When she isn’t writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants, or play with her lovable, “helpful” cat, Tiger. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.
Doesn’t this book sound simply amazing, y’all? Ms. Smith is an excellent writer and wonderful person and I’d encourage you to sign up for her newsletter through her website link above. Like seriously, I love getting newsletters, and hers are so much fun!
Also, if you’re wanting to preorder this amazing book or look it up on Goodreads, here are those links:
And, finally, since this is the whole reason you got on here, the cover reveal! You can head over to this link and you will see the beautiful cover for this amazing-sounding book. Really, go check it out because it’s wonderful!
Soli Deo Gloria,