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by Jacquelin Thomas

      I started to read just a few pages of Jezebel when I received it the other day, and I ended up finishing the entire book. Author Jacquelin Thomas, one of my favorite writers, brings a tale of redemption, which is the title of another of her books, also an Essence Bestseller. I have to admit Jezebel describes the character of Jessie Belle, (do you get the pun in the name?). She is a gorgeous woman who uses her looks to manipulate and take control, ruining lives in the process.†

Of course her preacher husband, Pastor Traynor Devereaux, is so in love with Jessie Belle that he canít see the forest for the trees. Love is blind as they say, but we have to remember what we reap big time is what we sow; it comes back to bite us with a vengeance, and Jessie Belle will most definitely pay the price.†

Ms. Thomas is so proficient with her Biblical scriptures and her constant references to God. I loved this novel because it was a Christian novel, and it told a gripping story of someone having everything, but still wanting more and more, and not realizing that being greedy is a sin.†

Jezebel made me come to terms with God and his magical gift to humans, if only we seek him first, and give ourselves to him. Jessie Belle wanted the material things out of life, and she got them, but at a very high price. Was it worth it? Read this novel to find out, and believe me, you wonít be able to put it down. Each page is filled with gripping details, leaving an anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach. If you donít turn the next page, it will nag at you until you do.†

Ms. Thomas takes you to the small town of Mayville, in the state of Georgia. This novel made me believe that there is love at first sight, but is it the right kind of love? I believe you can meet your soul mate in a split second, and in this novel, Holt, the son of Jessie Belle and Pastor Traynor Deveraux, met his soul mate. Holt found his love with Frankie.†

I suggest you use the amazon link above to buy a copy of Jezebel as soon as possible. The name describes one of the main characters; you can find the inspiration for the name Jezebel in the Bible, Kings I and II. I loved this novel and I had pleasure reviewing it. This novel is the best I have read so far in 2008.† Read Jezebel and enter the world of sex, lies, betrayal and blackmail, but also a spiritual lesson in the making. What a book!

The Book

NAL Penguin
March 4, 2008
978-0-451-22310-4 / 0-451-22310-1
Fiction / Christian Contemporary
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The Reviewer

Carol Johnson
Reviewed 2008
NOTE: Reviewer Carol Ann Culbert Johnson is the author of I Confess, Rejection, and Articles for the Soul. Coming soon is Torn Between Two Lovers, I Confess 2, Everything and More and Don't Shoot the Messenger. She is also the author of nineteen (19) short stories for the confession magazines.
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