Rachel's Cover!!

Revell told me that once it was up on their website, I could announce to you Rachel's cover! Well, it's there, and so now it's here along with the marketing copy: Beautiful Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Maybe then she would not feel so scrutinized, so managed, so judged. Plain Leah wishes her father Laban would find a good man for her, someone who would love her alone and make her his only bride. 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 and the victim of a cruel bait and switch. The man who wanted only one woman will end 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?

Combining meticulous research with her own imaginings, Jill Eileen Smith not only tells one of the most famous love stories of all time but will manage to surprise even those who think they know the story inside and out.

 Me here: Didn't they do a great job with this cover? I'm completely wowed by every one! For my part, I sent them a picture of the model I used for Rachel - and requested the color green be somehow used to depict the tone of jealousy and greed in the story. But I leave the designing to them as they're the experts!
I just finished the first line edits on Rachel this past week, and my editor said I could wait to look at it again until after our son's wedding. Whew! This year is simply flying past. I knew if I blinked July would be over, and it's halfway there already.
But I'm so excited to have you read this story! I could almost wish for February 2014 to get here tomorrow! But wait...I don't want to be another year older just yet. So I thank you kindly for your patience while my brain is pondering new tweaks and twists for my current WIP, Rahab. I've been praying for wisdom on this book and God has used both a weekly Beth Moore Bible study I attend and our pastor's sermons in Ephesians these past two weeks to divert my thinking in a good direction. I'm excited to get back into the rewrites of that one. There is so much richness in the blessings and curses and the law and grace in Rahab's story. But first, Rachel!
If you haven't read Sarai and Rebekah, I hope you get the chance to. Rachel will be all the richer for knowing these two stories first. And as always, read the full tale in Genesis. God's Word is always the first and best choice.