Review: Esther by Angela Hunt

Available January 6: Esther: Royal Beauty (A Dangerous Beauty Novel)

****4.5/5 stars

An emotional portrayal of Esther is touching, real and gives such depth to a favorite Biblical icon.

Recommended readers:

  • Anyone looking for a perspective on Biblical times
  • If you love the Book of Esther and women in the Bible
  • and anyone who loves to learn about a prominent female in history

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 5/5 characters
  • 4/5 plot
  • 4/5 overall


This Angela Hunt portrayal of Esther is dramatic and real – through the eyes of two characters: Hadassah (the Jewish name that Esther is called throughout) and Harbonah, the kind’s personal slave. The two perspective are brilliant in telling the full story and life of Persian times. I loved that this book didn’t glorify Esther, but instead made her real, human as she grows from a Jewish orphan girl living with her cousins to Queen of Persia to a wise and bold influencer of her husband King Xerxes.

Note: It’s interesting to read this and then read the Book of Esther. While Esther Royal Beauty is fiction, it is mostly factually based and gives a dramatic portrayal of Biblical times. While I can’t vouch for every Biblical accuracy of the book, there are no major contradictions; I recommend reading this book as fiction that gives a potential perspective to Esther’s story.

Available on Amazon: Esther: Royal Beauty (A Dangerous Beauty Novel)

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