Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis

Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis

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by Orson Scott Card, Deseret Book Company
     
 

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Leah was so young when her sister Rachel was born that she could not remember a time when Rachel was not the darling of the family - pretty, clever, and cute, whereas Leah plugged along being obedient, hard-working, and responsible. Then one day a good-looking marriageable kinsman named Jacob showed up, looking for a haven from his brother's rage, and Leah fell in

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Leah was so young when her sister Rachel was born that she could not remember a time when Rachel was not the darling of the family - pretty, clever, and cute, whereas Leah plugged along being obedient, hard-working, and responsible. Then one day a good-looking marriageable kinsman named Jacob showed up, looking for a haven from his brother's rage, and Leah fell in love at once. It didn't surprise her at all that Jacob saw only Rachel. But surely, as the two sisters worked and lived alongside Jacob for seven years, he would come to realize that Leah was the one he ought to marry. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609082017
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
02/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
278,462
File size:
455 KB

Meet the Author

Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Greensboro, North Carolina
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1951
Place of Birth:
Richland, Washington
Education:
B.A. in theater, Brigham Young University, 1975; M.A. in English, University of Utah, 1981
Website:
http://www.hatrack.com

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Rachel and Leah (Women of Genesis Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so proud that B&N has Bible storys.
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Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
Card has a special flair for bringing lesser known bible tales to life in a compelling manner. This is one of those tales. The grandson of Abraham & Sarah (Jacob) travels to a relative's camp (Laban) to find a bride. He is promised by Laban that if he works for seven years, that he can marry Laban's youngest daughter Rachel. Jacob agrees and then needs somebody to copy the holy books of Abraham that he carries. Jacob is assigned Bilhah, the handmaiden of Laban's older daughter Leah. Bilhah is a young woman who was robbed of her inherited dowery by an unscrupulous cousin who was indentured to Laban. With no place to go and no money, she ended up living in Laban's camp. Leah has difficulty with her sight (probably just severly near-sighted) which makes it difficult for her father to find a husband for her. Also, she has a very "bitter" personality because of this which does not help matters. Leah becomes interested in Jacob's holy books and joins Bilhah and Jacob in reading and discussing the holy books. Little by little the words of the books creep in to Leah's soul making her a less bitter. With Leah's love of the books, it becomes obvious that she has more in common with Jacob than Leah, who spends her days attending the herds. To say more, would spoil the ending for those not familiar with it. I really enjoyed this tale and look forward to the next book in the series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Just as its predessors, it had me on the first page. Card does an amazing job of recreating the world these women lived in. He gives each of these women believable personalities that the reader falls in love with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have waited and searched for this book ever since reading the first two novels in the series and I have not been disappointed. The tale is crafted beautifully and no word is wasted. Definitily a book that you cannot put down once you pick it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this biblical story of Rachel and Leah never fails to interest me in pretty much any form I have to say that Mr. Card has written a masterpiece. I am not the most religious of people but after reading this book I was inspired. I have read the three books that are in this series but if you have not read the previous books Sarah and Rebekah it doesn't affect your complete understanding of this book. I strongly recommend all three books. In this novel betrayal, love, religion, and intense characterizations are skillfully combined to make the famous Rachel and Leah, wives of the prophet Jacob, seem like our own friends. Mr. Card shows Jacob's humanity and creates an ancient world and a different kind of lifestyle that captures its readers until they are no longer readers but the people in that world, alongside the beautiful Rachel, the tender-eyed Leah, the orphan Bilhah, the seductress Zilpah, and the prophet of God: Jacob, whom all of these women will come to love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have not finish the book yet.... I just finished 'In the Shadow of the Ark' by Anne Provoost, and when I went to put the book away, I noticed that both covers had the same picture... now, you might be thinking so what? But I am into these books, this time in history, and I hate to think the author did not research his cover a little better... Is Rachel the same as ReJana from the Ark or if you research a little more.. the same as 'Flaming June' Just disappointed.