Book Club Launch January 9th
In conjunction with our reading of Esther in our bible studies, we will be reading the novel, Chosen by Ginger Garrett.
Our goal is to have the first five chapters read by January 9th. I encourage you to start your own book gatherings in your area.
To actively join our online book gathering, just click in to this blog every Wednesday and post a comment under the discussion questions posted. Check in as often as you want to engage in discussion.
You can join the Book Club at any time.
Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther
"There is only one ransom for a woman's heart, and that is love, given in honor."
Based on the historical account of Queen Esther of Persia, the novel also includes contemporary accounts that support the ancient story. Recognized by the ECPA as being one of the five best novels of 2006, and awarded the Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine, Chosen continues to be a favorite among Ginger's readers.
Wrenched from a simple life for her beauty, Esther finds herself at the mercy of King Xerxes. Leaving behind her only relative, her cousin Mordecai, and her first true love, Cyrus, she is thrown headlong into the unrestrained extravagance of palace living. Quick of mind and strong in spirit, she refuses to suffer the fate of her harem sisters and boldly challenges Xerxes to give of his heart before taking his pleasure, thus sealing her place beside him as queen. While conspiracy spins its diabolical web, Esther's mind and spirit waver, and she is forced to confront the past in order to save her future—and that of an entire nation.
"This book defies normal boundaries…a truly astonishing first novel."
Best-selling author Davis Bunn
"A story that is sure to be a classic! Exciting, dramatic, and filled with truth. A great read from the first page!"
Best-selling authors of the Zion Covenant Series and the A.D. Chronicles
"An exciting novel from a talented new author."
Karen Kingsbury, best-selling author of the Redemption series
*information from Ginger Garrett’s website