Gilded Chamber

by Rebecca Kohn

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

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The life of the peasant girl Haddasah who became Esta, Queen of Persia and obviously based on the biblical story.  It’s evocative of harem life and the helplessness felt by captives.  An interesting period nicely portrayed.

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Gilded Chamber Synopsis

One girl, one nation, one chance . . . Esther's story is one of the most dramatic in the Bible: a renowned beauty, she used her feminine wiles to capture the heart of a king and so win the deliverance of her people from the threat of death.

The Gilded Chamber creatively re-works the famous story to show us how this young girl came to be in the harem of King Xerxes and how her path to womanhood enabled her to save a nation and find peace. This is a tale of strength, seduction and survival, of the solidarity of women, and its descriptions of the Persian palace and the secrets contained within those walls will hold you spellbound to the final page.

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ISBN: 9780141020501
Publication date: 07/07/2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN: 9780141020501
Publication date: 7th July 2005
Author: Rebecca Kohn
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,

About Rebecca Kohn

Rebecca Kohn lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with her husband and daughter.

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