by Jacqueline Thomas


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The biblical story reworked as a ?cunning?(RAWSISTAZ Reviewers) contemporary romance of sin and salvation?from the Essence bestselling author.

Small town Georgia girl Jessie Belle just met her ticket out of town: a trusting pastor starting a prosperous church in South Carolina. Seduced by the riches that come with position and power, Jessie uses her wiles to move her unwitting husband into the forefront of the country?s leading ministry? by any means possible, including lies, sex, betrayal, and blackmail. When the walls come tumbling down, Jessie will pay a price she never imagined, and discover one last chance at redemption she never expected.

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ISBN-13: 9780451224644
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/03/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jacquelin Thomas is the Essence bestselling author of The Prodigal Husband, Defining Moments, and Redemption.

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Jezebel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has captured every part of what a Jezebel really is! Jacqulin Thomas is an excellent writer! This book shows you that even the spirit of Jezebel lurks around us but what made this book to me a best seller is that it let you see that even Jezebel could have been forgiven, had she wanted to be.. Jessie Belle met her fate but only after the time for her to make things right!! Her husband loved her in spite of even when folk were trying to make him see, but the love that he had for her was the love of God and he loved her unconditionally!! Whew Jackie!!I read this book in two days!! Great story and it touches your spirit....
352diva More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. The storyline was great. This is a must read.
Beverly Williams More than 1 year ago
This book is very powerful. I read this book in one day! This book will make you do a self-examination.
Queencaramel More than 1 year ago
What a great book. It was hard to put down. I enjoyed it from cover to cover. I love reading Jacquelin Thomas' book--she never lets you down. Keep your books coming Jacquelin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jezebel is the name often spoken in hushed tones, behind closed doors and flung at women who are considered 'loose'. The story opens by introducing us to Jessie Belle, a woman who is no stranger to the aforementioned whispers and derogatory remarks. With her reputation already sullied in the tiny town of Mayville, her options for escape are narrowing. The margin for departure enlarges when Traynor Deveraux fills in for his father at the annual revival hosted by Jessie Belle's father. Overcome by Jessie Belle's feminine whiles Traynor marries her and takes her away to the life she always dreamed of. Well, not really. Jessie Belle lives up to the name of her biblical mirror image as she controls, manipulates and destroys many of the lives around her for personal gain. Throughout the pages of this rich story you will see how easily intelligent God-fearing persons such as her husband can walk into catastrophe with open, yet unseeing eyes. The well developed characters and plot will keep you turning page after page in search of answers to raised questions. Without fail you are left with the knowledge that in spite of your failings, God is a forgiving God who accepts our wholehearted repentance. Reviewer/Dr. Linda F. Beed On Assignment Reviews
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1970 Mayville, Georgia, eighteen years old Jessie Bell Holt learned from her mom that sexual enticements work. However, if her daddy ever learned how she flaunts her assets, he would condemn her as having a Jezebel spirit. Somehow whether her father Reverend Holt chooses to ignore or remain ignorant, townsfolk know of Jessie Bell¿s reputation including an abortion and a miscarriage. --- Holt hosts Preacher Traynor Deveraux Jr. who is in town to provide a tent revival sermon since his dad is too ill to perform. Jessie Bell recognizes Traynor as her ticket out of town encouraged by her mom, she hooks the young preacher whose sermon feels God-inspired. Traynor and Jessie Bell marry. Over the years through her sexual and extortionist machinations, he becomes an international star while they raise their son. However, one day her reckoning will come, but Jessie Bell never expected the price she must pay for her transgressions yet still has one chance at redemption. --- Bringing the biblical tale of Jezebel into a modern text, Jacquelin Thomas provides a deep look at temptation in various forms. Jessie Bell is terrific as the lead protagonist as she learned very early how to sue her beauty to manipulate men in fact only her son who loves her deeply seems immune to her charms. Fans of inspirational Christian fiction will relish this powerful look at the Jezebel Spirit alive and well in contemporary America. --- Harriet Klausner
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A must read it brought forth a entire new meaning to "you reap what you sow" definitely an unstoppable page turner.
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AlwaysALady More than 1 year ago
I started it and it bagan slow for me but then something happened and I couldn't put it down because I could not believe Jessie Belle was really off the chain like this! My pastor preached on Jezebel tendencies in 2002 & it still rings in my ears clear to stay clear of them and this book right here - OMG!
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Wanda Nelson More than 1 year ago
so important to remember that love covers a multitude of faults. however, a pastor and wife should be equally yoked. honest with each other and respectful!
wilma osborne More than 1 year ago
This story kept me glued to it from the very beginning. my eyes watered up more than one time. you will be amazed by the story. what a lesson.
KLBCHOICES More than 1 year ago
All Traynor Deveraux wanted to do was live his life for the Lord and preach the Gospel, but his wife, Jessie Belle's , sights were set on him making a name for himself. She wanted the mega church, the Christian radio station, the big house, expensive jewelry, luxury cars, high-priced designer clothes, etc., and she would stop at nothing to get them. She gave the appearance of a dutiful, loving first lady of the church, but appearances can be deceiving. Jessie Belle used manipulation, threats & blackmail to get what she wanted, and she didn't care who she hurt in the process, and that included her own family members. When her schemes and manipulation caught up with her - the first time when her husband found out some things, that is, because she doesn't quit there - she wouldn't take responsibility for her actions, but blamed those who allowed themselves to be manipulated. She went from controlling her husband to controlling the life of her only son, and then justified her selfish choices by claiming she was doing it all for them. Nearing the end of the story Jessie Belle must admit that she needs help to become a better person, and she knows that God is the One she must first turn to. This woman, referred to as Jezebel by many, repents of her wicked ways and works toward finding peace within herself and, most importantly, peace with God. But there's who I call a 'mini Jessie Belle' out there lurking - someone even more treacherous than Jessie Belle ever was; someone who brings much more pain to her life than she brought to the lives of others. I will admit that I don't open up my Bible to the Old Testament as much as I do the New Testament, so, although I'm familiar with the story of Jezebel, I don't know it well. Since I've read this book, I plan to take time to read about this queen of ancient Israel in 1 and 2 Kings. Jacquelin Thomas did a good job when she penned her contemporary version of the biblical story.
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speedy49 More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book about an hour ago. I was given a 25.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble for Christmas. I loved Jessie Belle from begining to end. I understood all of her resaons for what she did. Her Mother was the resaon why her actions, and the out come of everything she did. I was in Love with Traynor from the start too. It was so strange, how everything she did it was for him, she got something out of it, but she just could not wait on GOD to make things happen for her.If she was raised to manipulate her Husband like her Mother taught her, and she was very good at it. What is most shocking, is the fact that through all of her dealings and wrong doing, she never slept with any other man but her Husband. I just wish the ending had been a little different, but overall, one of the best books I have read so far this year. I couldn't stop from crying when I read the last couple of pages. Can any man Love a woman as deeply as Traynor Love Jesse Belle? He Loved her more than life itself. I would suggest everyone read this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was pretty good. Jacqueline Thomas has always been a favorite author of mine. That book hit the nail on the head about having a Jezebel spirit. I'm glad Jessie Bell finally repented. I hated what happened to her, but you definitely reap what you sow. Her husband was really a great man. I would like to see a next book about him finally finding happiness with someone else.
luv2bniceVG More than 1 year ago
Jessie Bell was not your originary Preachers Wife.........she did whatever it took to get what she wanted. However, she didn't plan on the end results. I would recommend this book, because it gave alot of insight on things. You have people in today society that are jealous of people, because they live in nice houses, drive luxury cars, and wear the finest clothes money can buy................but we never know what they are doing to get it. Read Jezebel!!!!