Age range: 16+
Wow!!!!!! I don’t even know where to start! S.E. Clancy’s novel “True: a contemporary retelling of Rahab” is beyond words!
As the title says, the book is a contemporary retelling of the Bible story of Rahab, and I can tell you, this book will exceed your expectations! I know it exceeded mine! S.E. Clancy has written this beautiful novel in such a skilled and talented way that it will captivate you from the very first page! The original descriptions and references used in the book give you a sense of closeness to the characters feelings and personalities that pleasantly surprised me. The character development in this book as well as the story development is impecable. I’m so thankful to S.E. Clancy for allowing me the opportunity to review her book, and I’m so excited to read any of her future works. Available on March 14, 2019.
Summary from book:
Traded away as a young girl by her father, True relies on no one but herself. She knows the enemy army is coming—General Kohl repeats it each night, after he puts the money on her bedside table.
When two foreigners show up at her door, True hides the men from the soldiers who arrive with a presidential search warrant. Colonel Holoke vows her life will be spared, along with any family members who are inside her house, when his army returns. The rest of the city will be annihilated.
True must reconcile with her father’s disastrous choice and convince the family who turned a blind eye to save their lives. But as drones arrive and circle the city, True’s trust in Holoke’s God is tested as the walls to her city tumble down.
Sexual content: True is a prostitute so there are scenes when we can see men asking for her services. Nothing that happens between her and her clients is graphic but there are some scenes when a few kisses are described.
Profanity: Some bad conduct from the enemy army. Nothing major.
Violence: Minor violence between rival armies.
Plot: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5
Characters: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5