About the Author

Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the Wives of the Patriarchs series and best-selling author of the Wives of King David series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

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Wife to a gambler who took one too many risks, Rahab finds herself sold as a slave to cover her husband’s debt. Forced into prostitution by Dabir, counselor to the Syrian king, Rahab despairs of ever regaining her freedom and her self-respect. But when Israelite spies enter Jericho and come to lodge at her house, Rahab sees a glimmer of hope and the opportunity of a lifetime.

In one risky moment, she takes a leap of faith, puts her trust in a God she does not know, and vows to protect the spies from the authorities. When the armies of Israel arrive weeks later, Rahab hopes they will keep their promise, but she has no idea what kind of challenges await her outside Jericho’s walls–or if she will ever know the meaning of love.

“Rahab’s story is one of the most moving redemption accounts in Scripture. The Crimson Cord perfectly captures all the drama of the original, fleshing out the characters with care and thought. Jill’s storytelling skills kept me reading late into the night. A beautiful tale, beautifully told!”–Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night

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Daughters of the Promised Land


Daughters of the Promised Land is a biblical fiction series set during the times of the conquest of Canaan under Joshua and the times of the Judges. Four women. Four unique stories. Rahab, a Canaanite prostitute. Deborah, a Hebrew judge and prophetess. Ruth, a Moabite widow, and Hannah, a barren Hebrew wife. Faced with daunting odds against them, each one must make a choice–take a risk for change–or live with the status quo. But which one will cost them more? Sometimes chances are worth taking.