The Wives of the Patriarchs
The Wives of the Patriarchs is a three-book biblical fiction series set in ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, and ancient Canaan. Each story is a fictional rendering of the biblical account, focusing on one or more of Israel’s four matriarchs.
Enter a world where love isn’t always what it seems, and sincere longings can lead to devastating choices. Meet Sarai, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah, all amidst a backdrop of deceit and control and a struggle to make a united family. Sometimes we must be careful what we wish for, as many of these matriarchs discovered much too well.
Sarai, the last child of her aged father, is beautiful, spoiled, and used to getting her own way. Even as a young girl, she is aware of the way men look at her...
When her beloved father dies and she is left in the care of her conniving brother Laban, Rebekah knows her life has changed forever. Though she should be married by now...
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...
Press & Praise
"An Old Testament love story that's full of passion"
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.
— RT Book Reviews remarks about Rachel
"Unforgettable and worthy of our attention"
In her second Wives of the Patriarchs book, Smith makes biblical fiction unforgettable and worthy of our attention. This incredible author’s ability to recreate biblical settings and transform dialogue delivers a God-given message that is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.
— RT Book Reviews remarks about Rebekah
"Breathes new imaginative life into a...sacred story"
Smith is at her best in handling the triangulated relationship between Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar…Smith breathes new imaginative life into a well-known sacred story.
— Publisher's Weekly review of Sarai