[The Legend of Sheba]
From early childhood, whenever I needed an escape from reality, I read. Books were and remain to be my drug of choice.
A couple of years ago, I fell in love with a book author. I used to have two: Dean Koontz and Ted Dekker (whose favorite author is Koontz). Now it’s a trinity – Tosca Lee joined the club. She co-authored several books wit Ted Dekker and that’s how I discovered her.
The Legend of Sheba
I knew the story. Well, I vaguely remembered the name Sheba from the Bible.
However, Tosca made the story into a captivating impossible-to-put-down book.
Thoughts you don’t usually stop to ponder like “What is the king’s (or any human’s) deepest desire?” or “Do we choose God or God chooses us?” Love, courage, loyalty, disappointment, politics: all this is blended together in a delicious mixture.
The queen comes for a visit, to see the great Solomon himself, the ruler of a baby kingdom. She thinks he’s a weirdo (and far from wise, having over 400 wives). He is torn between being angry with her and desperate to see her. What will their meeting be like?
What I love about Tosca Lee’s books she authored by herself is that she takes a story from the Bible and, by studying the old manuscripts and historical evidence, she adds a whole another level to the depth of the story, making the reader want to re-read the Biblical account once again to see the things unnoticed before. That happened to me previously with Iscariot (which solidified my opinion of the man, widely despised by many Christians and whose name became a synonym for betrayal) and Eve (who is the main character in the book Havah).
I got this book from NetGalley for a review, but wasn’t required to write a positive one. However, highly recommend it (as well as the other Tosca Lee books).