Rebekah by Jill Eileen Smith


A Novel

series: Wives of the Patriarchs



Can love heal the rift between two souls?

When her beloved father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Though she should be married by now, it’s clear that Laban is dragging his feet, waiting for a higher bride-price to line his pockets. But then Rebekah is given a chance to leave her home to marry Isaac, a cousin she has never even seen, and her hope for the future is restored. Little does she know what a wondrous and heart-wrenching journey she is beginning.

As Rebekah experiences the joy of young love and the bitterness of misunderstanding and betrayal, her resolve is tested. When the rift between Isaac and her grows so wide it is surely too great to be mended, can she trust the God of Isaac’s father Abraham to bridge the gap?

Join bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith as she fills in the blanks around the life of the enigmatic Rebekah.


I always enjoy Biblical fiction because it brings the lives of those people we read about in the Bible to life before our eyes. And is just what Jill Eileen Smith did with her new book Rebekah. I so much enjoyed this entire book and the lives of Isaac and Rebekah and their family. It just makes their story more personal and heartwarming, yet lets us know that as a family, they had difficult times just as we all do.

I will say to remember that this is fiction, and the author took liberties in writing this story, but she does let readers know where these liberties are in the story. But saying that, I did really enjoy the imagination of Jill as she tells her version. And I loved the scripture all throughout this story, it was just so refreshing and heartwarming.

So all in all, I love, love this book! If you enjoy Biblical stories, historical fiction, or just Christian fiction in general, this is a must for you to read. You will not be disappointed!

“Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

I received this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.

Jill Eileen Smith
Photo Credit:  © Amanda Matilla Photography

Jill Eileen Smith

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, book 1 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. 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.

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