#39 – Touch of the Golden Scepter by Lois T. Henderson
Genre: Christian Fiction, Romance
Page Numbers: 144 pages
Dates Read: 7/16/14 – 7/17/14
Plot in three lines or less: Hadassah, a simple Jewish girl whose parents were killed when she was young, grows up with her cousin Mordecai. One day, King Ahasuerus decides to choose a wife, and Hadassah doesn’t think she stands a chance. Mordecai, on the other hand, encourages her to try and capture the King’s heart. It is a retelling of the biblical story of Esther, one that took some liberties where the story is concerned, but not in an untruthful way. Instead, the author chose to use her imagination to fill in some of the gaps that the story from the Bible left out.
New read or re-read? Re-read. Way too many times I’ve read this book.
Would you read it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would read it again, and will read it again, and I’d recommend it to others. You can’t have my copy of the book though, for some pretty obvious reasons when you see the condition it’s in.
Why did I pick it up? I wanted a few quick reads before I try and tackle another one or two of the thicker reads on my shelves. My brain needed the easy fluff after trudging through the previous book.
Other Notes? I don’t know if you can even find this book any more. This was a book I grew up reading. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read it. I always loved the story of Esther, and still do, so every time I read it, it’s as though I’ve gone home to my childhood. I’ve read it SO many times, that the front AND back covers have completely worn off and disappeared, as you can see from the condition. That’s the reason I won’t let anyone borrow it. I would seek to replace it, except that I haven’t gone any farther than checking out Amazon, and from what I can tell, they don’t have it. I’ll have to see if I can find it elsewhere, so I can continue to read it without being afraid of it falling to million pieces on me. I’d be loathe to give it up though – books that look like my copy of this one make me happy, for to me, I can see the love that it’s had. I love to see when books have been so loved they are falling to pieces.
Grand Total: 96