Sarai: A Novel

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Baker Books, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
19 Reviews
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 promise 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?

Jill Eileen Smith thrilled readers with The Wives of King David series. Now she brings to life the strong and celebrated wives of the patriarchs, beginning with the beautiful and inscrutable Sarai.
 

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Review: Sarai, Wives of the Patriarchs Series #1

User Review  - Army Mom - Christianbook.com

I enjoyed this book about Sarah. It gave me some things to think about regarding the culture and the way certain things were perceived. I liked the emotions that the author interjected for the characters, it brought them to life, and added to the story. Read full review

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User Review  - Becca - Christianbook.com

Have you ever felt like God was taking…well….too long fulfilling His promises to you? How about feeling ‘old’ every time you look at your children and see them growing faster and faster before your ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
13
Section 3
15
Section 4
25
Section 5
32
Section 6
44
Section 7
52
Section 8
60
Section 23
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Section 24
186
Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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About the author (2012)

Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series. She has more than twenty years of writing experience, and 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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