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The Queen Esther that resides in every woman

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 Biblically, history was given a new twist and meaning recently when a new book – From an Orphan to Queen Esther – written by Titi Horsfall, was launch.

The 240-page book published by Deep River Books Language is lace with historical and biblical events weave into a tender and vivid recreation of Esther’s journey, set in the 6th Century BC and based on the Biblical Esther and her exploits as a queen in a foreign land, where she reigned.

Onochie Uche Izuora, while reviewing the book, describes it as a well-researched piece of work with the thought presented through great analytical and narrative skills.

Izuora explains that the story-line, which focuses on the biblical account of Esther, is a story of deliverance and of prophecy fulfilled, adding that the author through amazing interplay of characters and divinely staged events presented a book where the heroine’s story comes to life as a tale of hope and personal discovery.

Adesuwa Onyenekwe of Today’s Woman Magazine, who was the special guest of honour at the event, says the beautiful thing about writing a beautiful book is that it remains a reference, saying reading the book is like watching a movie, and that history, literature and faith are seamlessly integrated in the book to make it an endearing read for everyone.

Having made out time to read the novel, she says it is a celebration of our heritage as women.

On her part, Titi Horsfall, in explaining what inspired the title of the book, says most time she observed that the story of Esther was always viewed from the beauty pageant celebrity point of view.

Horsfall points out that she decided to bring out another angle of the story that shows a woman who went out with great men to achieve something and turn around the destiny of a whole nation.

The author, who is the mother of three sons, is particularly happy that the book that took her 15 years to finish has turned out to be a gift to the world.

  She reveals that determination and undiluted passion to see something through made her complete the work, adding that she worked full time, which means she had to cut down on social life, to achieve the beauty the book has turn out to be.