Monday, March 21, 2016

"The Prophetess: Deborah's Story" (Daughters of the Promised Land Book 2 ) by Jill Eileen Smith

Book Info: Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she'll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai--and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel has been under the near constant terror of Canaan's armies for twenty years, and now God has called Deborah to deliver her people from this oppression. Will her family understand? Will her people even believe God's calling on her life? And can the menace of Canaan be stopped?

With her trademark impeccable research and her imaginative storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the story of Israel's most powerful woman in a novel that is both intriguing and inspiring.

Author Info: Jill Eileen Smith is the author of Desert Princess (ebook short) #1 Loves of King Solomon series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, the upcoming Daughters of the Promised Land series, and the bestselling author of the Wives of King David series. When she isn't writing, she can often be found reading, biking, traveling, spending time with friends, or snugging her feline writing buddy Tiger. She especially enjoys spending time with her family. 
To learn more about Jill or for more information about her books, visit her website at You can also contact Jill at She loves hearing from her readers.

My Review:"The Prophetess: Deborah's Story" (Daughters of the Promised Land Book 2 ) by Jill Eileen Smith is a perfect example of why I read Biblical Christian. This book and every one of them ( I have all of her books but 2 and they are the Ebook Shorts "The Loves of King Solomon" and they are on my to be read list") have made the people of the Bible more real to me. 

"The Prophetess: Deborah's Story" (Daughters of the Promised Land Book 2 ) by Jill Eileen Smith is about Deborah ( the prophetess and judge in Judges 4 and 5 of the Bible. Through little is told in the Bible about Deborah, Jill Eileen Smith has written a true page turning novel beginning with when Deborah was a teenager and before she was a prophetess. 

This story is true to the Biblical account but of course since it is fictional as well,it has other characters that isn't in the true account. I really appreciate that the author has made Deborah a woman that has fears and she has doubts like we all do.  In this novel Deborah is a wife and mother as well as  woman of God. 

This novel doesn't read like the other novels written by Jill Eileen Smith but I think that is because of the subject matter, war and terrorism, a subject that isn't my cup of tea, but I am glad I read the book and I can honestly say Jill Eileen Smith has done it again! 

I am anxiously awaiting the next book by Jill Eileen Smith. I am giving "The Prophetess: Deborah's Story" (Daughters of the Promised Land Book 2 ) by Jill Eileen Smith five stars!
I was given a copy of "The Prophetess: Deborah's Story" (Daughters of the Promised Land Book 2 ) by the author for an honest review. I was not required to give an favorable one and these opinions are mine own. 


  1. Debbie, thank you for this excellent review. You have brought me into the fold of followers for Jill Eileen Smith and her books in the Daughters of the Promised Land series. I will be looking at all of her books - they sound inspiring! Joyce - Heart"wings"

  2. The Crimson Cord" is also great. It is about Rehab and the spies. Of course the wives of King David series is great also. and well they are all great. Jill Eileen Smith doers her research.

    1. Debbie, I see that she has written so many that I will want to read. Do you know her personally? j