He promised her his heart. She promised him a son. But how long must they wait?
When Abram finally requests the hand of his beautiful half sister Sarai, she asks one thing--that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even Sarai's father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if she makes a promise in return--to give Abram a son and heir. Certain she can easily do that, Sarai agrees.
But as the years stretch on and Sarai's womb remains empty, she becomes desperate to fulfill her end of the bargain, lest Abram decide that he will not fulfill his. To what lengths will Sarai go in her quest to bear a son? And how long will Abram's patience last?
Combining in-depth research and vivid storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the beautiful and inscrutable Sarai in this remarkable story of love, jealousy, and undaunted faith.
Sarai is book 1 of Jill Eileen Smith's new Wives of the Patriarchs series and tells the story of Abram and Sarai. Jill Eileen Smith does a spectacular job at portraying the emotions of the characters and the setting. She has definitely researched the bible and other texts to make this is accurate as she can and I did not feel like she changed the story. I enjoyed getting to read the story of Sarai and Abram in a different way but at the same time had a hard time getting into it since I already knew what was going to happen. Biblical fiction is a great way to read the stories and the bible and get another view of them as long as they are accurate, which this one is. While I do not know if biblical fiction is a genre I enjoy reading I am glad I gave this one a chance and know many others will love it. Final rating 4 out of 5 stars.
*I received this book from Revell Books in exchange for my honest review.