Review:  Jezebel's Daughter
JEZEBEL'S DAUGHTER - Jacquelin Thomas
Brown Girls  Publishing
June 2015
REVIEWER:  Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: Leave it up to Jacquelin Thomas to take a Biblical story and recreate it as contemporary fiction that weaves a tale of sin, salvation, forgiveness and romance. The setting for the story is the South, beginning in a small town in Georgia and progressing to the city of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Southern Bible-belt is the perfect setting for JEZEBEL’S DAUGHTER, a story of redemption.

The majority of the characters of this novel are plagued with a multitude of self-destructive complications - deceit, treachery, and manipulation, to name a few. The others are portrayed as the voice of reason and common sense. One of the main characters, Jessie Belle (yes, a play on the title name Jezebel) is actually dead, but her sinister actions, when she was living, have such a strong impact on the living characters that retelling her story is integral in explaining their motives and actions. By the way, Jessie Belle was the wife of Rev. Traynor Deveraux, an upstanding, but troubled southern Minister and one of the main characters in the story.

There’s a lot going on which makes for an intriguing and captivating storyline involving ‘second chances to get it right’.  So where does the romance come in? Well, it’s there, but it’s very subtle. We have the characters, Natalia and Dean who give the die-hard Romance readers that “happy ever after” ending.  On the other hand, there is the villainous Reina who is still alive and plotting her next vindictive move. And the plot thickens!

JEZEBEL'S DAUGHTER has something for everybody. It’s a mystery, a thriller, a story of redemption, a romance, and I’m sure, there is a sequel to follow. If there is, I’m looking forward to reading it. In the meantime, I recommend that you get this one. It’s a good read.

25th June 2015 |