About the Book:
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 promises 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?
I love historical fiction, and when an author can present a real person from Biblical times in an engaging novel, it all the more wonderful. I learn best by reading in story form. Of course Ms. Smith takes some liberties in minor details when creating a fiction work about a real character, but much of what she writes is taken from scripture. I love the realness that is portrayed in Sarai and it does help me to visualize Abraham's wife a bit better. Much research and care goes into writing a novel with a biblical theme and Ms. Smith does it exceedingly well.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.