Bestselling author Tommy Tenney expands the extraordinary story of Esther like no novelist has done before. Both a thriller and a Jewish woman's memoir. Step into the exotic world of the Persian court, where one courageous woman dares to speak truth on behalf of her people! Based on Tommy Tenney's. Read "Hadassah One Night With the King" by Tommy Tenney available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Bestselling author.
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This intergenerational novel will transport the reader from the present to the past and back again. He spent ten years pastoring and has spent over twenty years in itinerant ministry, travelling to more than forty nations. He speaks in over venues each year sharing his heart with many thousands. To help others pursue these twin passions, he founded the God Chasers network, a ministry organised to distribute his writing and speaking through various mediums.
Three generations of ministry in his family heritage have given Tommy a unique perspective on ministry. He has a gifting to lead hungry people into the presence of God.
He and his wife, Jeannie, reside in Louisiana with their three daughters and two Yorkies. I was sadly disappointed. Given the budget of a small film maker, it was unreasonable to expect that the grand opulence of the palace and the massive scale of the war would have been accurately portrayed.
Also given the fact that much of the story revolved around the king "bedding young virgins", the filmmakers faced a difficult task in making this suitable for screen which they did well. But these were not great concerns to me.
You can make a great movie without a big budget. One Night With the King - eBook.
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Tommy Tenney. Wishlist Wishlist. Advanced Search Links. Add To Cart. Add To Cart 0. I loved how it jumped from her present day to the past to let the reader understand what happened in the early chapters.
I still feel upset for Vashti his first wife who was sent into exile for disobeying his orders to dance before men at a feast. She really got a raw deal I later found out that she was killed Later I would find out that Hadassah felt at odds with God because of the lost of her family.
Hadassah and her love for the story of Jacob, his love for Rachel and his burden with Leah, is beautiful. I am still annoyed that women were basically viewed as sexualized playthings. I think strong women are not women without fear but women who face fear head on despite their panic and the traumatic events that plague their life.
I tried to imagine being in her shoes in the palace where she is forced to hide who she is. I hope no Jewish person or any other minority has to feel like they have to deny who they are for any reason.
This book came highly recommended, and as I love historical fiction and the story of Esther has always been one of my favorites, I couldn't resist. Unfortunately I was highly disappointed. I won't go in to the long, long list of things that bothered, frustrated, or downright ticked me off, as other reviewers have done it much better than I could, but I will name a few.
First, the language was far too modern. The majority of the story is supposed to be copied from a scroll write by Hadassah herself This book came highly recommended, and as I love historical fiction and the story of Esther has always been one of my favorites, I couldn't resist. The majority of the story is supposed to be copied from a scroll write by Hadassah herself, several thousand years ago.
As such, you wouldn't expect to hear many of the modern phrases and uses of language that make up the entire story. There were several examples of this, but to list just one: Language like that in a manuscript that is supposedly thousands of years old felt misplaced and awkward, not at all like you were reading an ancient tale written in " BC" and it continually jerked me out of the story.
Second, the use of the "twisted cross" swastika made absolutely no sense. While the symbol existed long before the Nazi's adopted it, as far as I know it was never a symbol of hatred against Jews before that time. To me tossing it in there felt like a lazy use of a convenient plot device and was proof that no actual effort or research went into designing that aspect of the story. Lastly, I felt that the characters were rather bland and two-dimensional.
Haman was your typical insidious villain, Mordecai the overprotective but well meaning father-figure, Esther a flawless heroine, and Xerxes a handsome, dashing, heroically flawed king. And Jesse was I can't even think of what to say about him. He had so little character that his most telling moment was when he was devastated and mourning the "loss of his manhood" something that was lamented so many times I got sick of it--especially since the loss of "what made him a man" was treated as more of a tragedy than the fact that Hadassah was going to be forced to have sexual intercourse against her will, which was quickly defended as okay because she was "doing it for the king".
I couldn't get attached to any of them. As far as books go, One Night With the King wasn't awful. At best I'm indifferent towards it it was neither good enough for me to like or bad enough for me to hate. It's not something I think I'll ever read again, or recommend, however. And there are definitely far superior examples of historical fiction to be found. Relatively enjoyable and pretty well-written, I guess, but I don't think it was anything special.
Through all the things I knew were going to happen, I was just like bored, "blah, blah, blah, I already know this" and through all the added stuff, I was like, "HEY! But at the same time, I didn't particularly love any of the characters. And because the author added so much, I wasn't sure what I could trust as historically accurate Relatively enjoyable and pretty well-written, I guess, but I don't think it was anything special.
And because the author added so much, I wasn't sure what I could trust as historically accurate or historically accurate to the best of historians' knowledge and what was pure fantasy. For instance, I could not find any record that Tenney's take on the story of the Saul and the Amalekites why the race survived was true.
I don't know if he thought that was clever or ironic or what but its name tag said, "Hello my name is Glaring Inaccuracy. Was Xerxes's palace really that opulent? Are the Jewish customs described real customs? Is the Esther character's everyday life realistic? I can't tell without a lot of outside research But once she was hauled into the palace? Oh, man! I couldn't stop reading.
I mean, yes, sometimes there were too much information about how beautiful the palace was, a lot of description. But it was still interesting to keep me up with it.
I've read Esther in the Bible and it's cool to read about the story again in a more novelistic way. I love reading about the background of her character, Haman's, and Mordecai's.
Even Xerxes. To see the king as who he was, mighty and deadly, yet he was as human as he could be.
As a Christian, I also love the mention of God. How the author describe His presence in the story, how Esther had been solely depending on Him. Love to see that every process Esther took was done with precisely care and heavily rely on God.
It was amazing to read about those in details. The book gave me a glimpse of how Esther might actually felt when she walked into the inner court of the king uninvited, how she chose to hosted the banquet twice before revealed her intentions to the king, and why she was favored throughout the whole book. Many great advises from the queen indeed. View 2 comments. Nov 01, Shantelle rated it liked it Shelves: One Night with the King was well-written and very interesting. Very stunning novel based on the book of Esther from the Bible.
And, her search for revenge at the end of the book didn't leave me with a nice feeling. I don't want to completely write it off though. A lot of people would enjoy it, I'm sure. But as fo Hmmm But as for me, there were just some things I didn't agree with. Another thing is that the book doesn't quite focus on the right thing--on what the book of Esther from the Bible focuses on.
For example, the books of Esther does not focus so much on Esther having her "one night with the king" at all; rather, God putting her in the palace, a poor Jew, to save the other Jews, God's people, from being destroyed by the king, due to Hamen's evil plot. A stunning work of fiction, yes, but as it was based on a book from the Bible , which I believe in, it just didn't settle with me very well.
Feb 07, Anna Marie rated it did not like it. I get that this is a fiction novel but to take so many liberties with the details of making a biblical story into a novel is repulsive! I couldn't bring myself to read beyond the 13th chapter.
I felt what I was reading was stretched too far. First off, Hadassah waking in extreme pain and spilling her whole bed at the onset of her first menses proves Tenney has no clue what this experience is like.
If he would have talked to even 2 women, he would have discovered how wrong his depiction of gettin I get that this is a fiction novel but to take so many liberties with the details of making a biblical story into a novel is repulsive!
If he would have talked to even 2 women, he would have discovered how wrong his depiction of getting the first menses is. And, beyond that, until there is historical evidence of Haman being an ancestor of the Nazis, Tenney should not be suggesting that their insignias were the same. If an author wants to write historical fiction, they should still do the proper research to ensure they are honoring the genre and historical figure they are writing about.
Jun 08, Alison Caddell rated it liked it. I felt the same say I feel when watching a better than average made-for-TV movie: Still, I commend the fact that it awakens interest in the original biblical account, and it also piques your interest in the historical context as well.
Nov 06, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 11, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. I absolutely loved this book. It cleared up some questions that I had in my own mind concerning the story of Esther. Would highly recommend. Jan 07, Sumayyah rated it did not like it Shelves: Het heeft even geduurd voor het verhaal in dit boek me te pakken had.
Pas zo'n beetje halverwege het verhaal vond ik het interessant genoeg worden om door te blijven lezen. Of dat dit komt doordat ik het verhaal ook al vanuit de bijbel ken weet ik niet zeker maar ook de schrijfstijl wist me niet altijd helemaal te pakken.
Ik denk omdat ik kort ervoor een soortgelijk verhaal heb gelezen en dit behoorlijk is blijven hangen dit verhaal me ook iets minder aangreep. Het verhaal had uiteindelijk wel e Het heeft even geduurd voor het verhaal in dit boek me te pakken had. Het verhaal had uiteindelijk wel een mooi einde. May 29, Amber Neighbors rated it really liked it.
Well, I see plenty of negative reviews about this book, so let me just shake that up a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think a key point to remember is that it is based on a historical figure and setting but is still Fictional! The author does take some creative liberties, but that is why it is historical fiction.
The character, Esther is fascinating in history and in fiction. This novel reveals a creative and unique perspective of the young , Jewish girl who is taken on a Well, I see plenty of negative reviews about this book, so let me just shake that up a bit. This novel reveals a creative and unique perspective of the young , Jewish girl who is taken on a wild journey of cut throat competition for queenship and more importantly, the favor of King Xerxes.
As Esther retells her story in a long letter to other Jewish brides the reader experiences the horrific tragedies of Esther ' s childhood, then her jarring capture and years of monotonous luxury and beauty treatments which will lead up to her one night with the king - her one chance. This novel is filled with the innocent charades of a young girl and boy, the much less innocent charades of a powerful king, palace intrigues, murderous plots, the gradual and necessary maturing of a virtuous heroine in perilous times and a new look at what could have run through the minds of an insecure king and brave queen who loved each other regardless of protocol.
I found the book fascinating and the plot to be complex yet simple. Sometimes, I just love a simple, romantic read, and it was nice to finally read something that revealed virtue contrasted with the harshness of evil. My only critique of this book and my reasoning behind 4 instead of 5 stars is that the wrap up was a bit abrupt.