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Book Review: The Crimson Cord

The Crimson Cord 

Author: Jill Eileen Smith

Paperback: 368 pages

Series: Daughters of the Promised Land (Book 1)

Publisher: Revell (February 17, 2015)

Back Cover Description:

Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband’s debt. Forced into prostitution, she despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime.

In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho’s walls–or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

Under Jill Eileen Smith’s talented hand, the familiar story of Rahab bursts forth in high definition. Immerse yourself in a world of dark and dusty streets, clandestine meetings, and daring escapes as a mysterious biblical figure claims her full humanity–and a permanent place in your heart.

Meet the Author:

Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, Rebekah, and Rachel in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

Visit her website here!

My Review:

Rahab’s story is from scripture and can be found in Joshua 2 and 6, Hebrews 11:31, and from the lineage of Christ listed in Matthew 1:5. Other than that we don’t know much about Rahab, but Smith gives a little something even if it is historical fiction.  From these scriptures Smith has written a story that will capture your heart. Rahab’s character – her inner thoughts, doubts, and longings felt authentic. Jill Eileen Smith has crafted her character to be a careful blend of feminine vulnerability and strength. Jill Eileen Smith shares numerous historical and biblical details throughout the book, especially the law regarding captive brides, which plays a large role in the storyline. Her combination of desperate emotional lows countered by mountain top highs made for a page-turning work of biblical fiction. You do not want to pass this one up!


I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!


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