Image of Rachel: A Novel (Wives of the Patriarchs)

RACHEL

Image of Rachel: A Novel (Wives of the Patriarchs)
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Smith has crafted an Old Testament love story that’s full of passion with her extensive research into the treatment of women in biblical times. With this, she astounds readers and shows us the family life of a patriarch. Her rendition of Rachel and Jacob will captivate her audience.

Jacob seeks out Laban, father of Rachel and Leah, and Laban sets the bride price for Jacob to marry his younger daughter, Rachel. Then Laban prepares to hold Rachel hostage and present Leah in her place. Jacob, who has escaped his own past filled with deceit, finds that he’s on the receiving end of Laban’s trickery. The sisters, who are forced to share the same husband, overwhelm Jacob’s home with angst. Will Jacob find the love and affection he desires, or will Leah triumph? (Revell, Feb., 320 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Lindy J. Swanson