By Jill Eileen Smith
He promised her his heart. She promised him a son. But how long must they wait?
Sarai, the last child of her aged father, is beautiful, spoiled, and used to getting her own way. Even as a young girl, she is aware of the way men look at her, including her half brother Abram. When Abram finally requests Sarai’s hand, she asks one thing–that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even her father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if Sarai 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?
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I loved Jill Eileen Smith’s series on the wives of David, so I had high expectations for this novel, the first in the series of Wives of the Patriarchs. I was concerned that the author couldn’t hold my interest the way she did with the other series. Afterall David is such a colorful Biblical figure. I didn’t have to be concerned. Sarai was awesome, a truly great read. Jill Eileen Smith has done it again.
One thing I love about this novel as well as every novel Smith writes is that I could put myself in Sarai’s place. If I were in the same circumstances, I might react the same way doing everything I could think of to try to provide the son promised by God. Sarai comes alive as a flesh and bone women going through a difficult time waiting for the promise to arrive. I can’t wait for the other novels in the series. I highly recommend Sarai.