ABOUT AUTHOR: Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba, all part of The Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, book 1 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. 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. 


When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family--in person, over the webcam, or by hopping a plane to fly across the country. She can often be found reading, testing new recipes, grabbing lunch with friends, or snuggling one or both of her adorable cats. She lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

To learn more about Jill or for more information about her books, visit her website at www.jilleileensmith.com. You can also contact Jill at jill@jilleileensmith.com. She loves hearing from her readers


ABOUT BOOK: REBEKAH - Wives of the Patriarchs series  (Book 2) 


When her father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Her hope for the future is restored when she falls in love with her cousin Isaac, and their relationship starts strong. But marital bliss cannot last forever, and the birth of their twin sons marks the beginning of years of misunderstanding, disagreement, and betrayal. The rift between them grows wider and wider until it is surely too deep to be mended. And yet, with God all things are possible.





1. Who is your favorite woman in Scripture and why?




2. What Bible character would you like to read about in a novel?




3. If you could ask any question of any Biblical person, who would you ask and what would you ask them?



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Reply by Robbi Bourne on February 26, 2013 at 5:10pm

My favorite woman in the Bible is Mary, the mother of Jesus.  She was an ordinary girl who gave total trust to God under circumstances that were anything but ordinary.  She questioned nothing, but accepted all things and stored everything in her heart (which I think of as her precious memory box).   What would it be like to carry and care for the baby who is the son of Almighty God!

One of my favorite novels of all time is Two From Galilee, a love story of Joseph and Mary. Marjorie Holmes really brought Mary to life for me. I think to explore her thoughts and emotions would be a great challenge, but also a great privilege. I look forward to meeting her someday!


Two From Galilee is one of my favorites along with the other two in the series.

Blessings, Tina

I suppose I am amazed by Mary, mother of Jesus, and her overwhelming obedience and heart full of willingness, regardless of other opinions to the situation she was in given human understanding and limitations.

1. Who is your favorite woman in Scripture and why?

My favorite woman in scripture is Deborah. I just loved her she was a prophetess and a judge and she did mighty things. A lot of times people label women in the Bible as insignificant and lesser, but Deborah showed that she was important and that she too had a powerful relationship with God. I also love Hannah. Hannah showed strength, courage, faith, and determination. She was teased and hurt and mocked but she kept praying and praying. When she received what she prayed for she kept her end of the promise. These two just add so much insight and understanding in my own life.

Question 1:
I think my favorite woman in the Bible is Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Her response in Luke 1 is beautiful. She would face slander and misunderstanding,
But she rejoices and is thankful and honored to be chosen by God.

My favorite woman in scripture is the Proverbs 31 woman. She is the example that I would be pleased to reflect and emulate. I don't think I have read a novel that presented her but think it would be interesting. There are so many marvelous women in there and I love reading about all of the ones who personify a godly woman.  I love reading Jill's work and this book really will be a winner I know. Hope it is for me!  :D  Blessings! Darlene


Thank you, Darlene, for your kind compliments of my work. I hope you get a chance to read Rebekah, one way or the other.


My favorite woman in scripture...that is hard.  I would like to know  more about Zipporah, Moses' wife.  

Ruth and Esther! Ruth gave up everything to stay faithful to her Mother-in-law and would not let her be alone. Esther because she stood strong in her faith and stood up for her people no matter the cost. Both amazing and inspiring women.

What Bible character would you like to read about in a novel?  I'd love to read a novel about Noah.  I think showing the full story of what happened inside the ark would be cool.

I believe Ellen Gunderson Traylor wrote one on Noah. It might be out of print though. And Kacy Barnett Gramckow wrote The Genesis Trilogy, which includes a book on Noah. 

I hope that helps!



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