Archive for February, 2014

It’s Finally Here!

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

My newest release, as Julianna Deering, is finally here!

It should be available online and in bookstores very, VERY soon!  I’m SO excited!



Rachel, A Novel by Jill Eileen Smith

Saturday, February 1st, 2014



4 ½ Stars from RT Book Reviews

 Can true love overcome a legacy of betrayal?

Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Leah wishes her father would find a good man who would love her alone. Unbeknownst to either of them, Jacob is making his way to their home, trying to escape a past laced with deceit and find the future God has promised him.

But the past comes back to haunt Jacob when he finds himself on the receiving end of treachery. The man who wanted only one woman ends up with sisters who have never gotten along and now must spend the rest of their lives sharing a husband. In the power struggles that follow, only one woman will triumph . . . or will she?


About the author:

Jill Eileen Smith


Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling Wives of King David series, and of Sarai, Rebekah, and Rachel in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. 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. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.







From RT Book Reviews:
“Smith has crafted an Old Testament love story that’s full of passion with her extensive research into the treatment of women in biblical times. With this, she astounds readers and shows us the family life of a patriarch. Her rendition of Rachel and Jacob will captivate her audience.” Reviewed By: Lindy J. Swanson

“A faithful portrayal of the story of Jacob and his two wives, Rachel will make you feel the agony of two sisters in love with the same man. Smith has the knack of making her fiction feel truly authentic to the world of the Bible.”—Tessa Afshar, award-winning author of Harvest of Gold



In honor of Rachel’s release, February 1 – February 14, 2014, Revell Books in cooperation with Jones House Creative is doing a grand giveaway! Two fabulous prizes await two winners!

The Grand Prize is The Inheritance of Jacob. 
Prize includes a stunning lithograph of Jewish artist Moshe Dagon’s work “The Twelve Tribes”, two lovely silver goblets that are still used in Jewish tradition today, a selection of dried fruits of Israel, a delicious box of baklava, and a copy of Rachel.

2nd Prize is Women of Faith and Beauty. 
Prize includes all three books in the Wives of the Patriarchs series, a “Sisters by Heart” sculpture, and a Dead Sea Beauty Gift Basket.

(For further details for both prizes and how to enter click here.)



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