Wednesday, March 7, 2012




He promised her his heart. She promised him a son. But how long must they wait?

When Abram finally requests the hand of his beautiful half sister Sarai, she asks one thing--that he promise never to take another wife as long as she lives. Even Sarai's father thinks the demand is restrictive and agrees to the union only if she 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?

Combining in-depth research and vivid storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the beautiful and inscrutable Sarai in this remarkable story of love, jealousy, and undaunted faith.

Giveaway Opportunity:

I got this book to review in a mix-up with the marketing company that supplies me with books from Revell and Bethany House. Since biblical retellings are the one genre that doesn't appeal to me I'm going to pass it on to someone who will appreciate it. This is no reflection on Jill Eileen Smith -- it is simply a personal genre preference. So, if you would be interested in receiving this copy of Sarai, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Remember to put your name in the subject line so I can spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 11 2012. Offer open to international readers.


  1. I love biblical re-tellings and would appreciate reading this viewpoint.
    Thank you for the chance.


  2. I am interested. Please count me in. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  3. Oh, please enter me! I read and loved this book, and would love to have an extra copy to giveaway someday. :)


  4. Glad to see some biblical re-telling lovers out there. Good luck everyone!

  5. thank you for the opportunity to read sarai's story ;)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. 'welcome, Karen. Good luck!