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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (310 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacquelin Thomas Narrator: Myra Lucretia Taylor Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781440743573
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Jacquelin Thomas tells the Biblical story of Jezebel as a riveting modern drama.

All her life, small-town Georgia girl Jessie Belle Holt has known how to use men. Her ticket out of Mayville is Traynor Deveraux, a trusting pastor with a brilliant career ahead. Seduced by the trappings of position and power, Jessie Bell uses her wiles to nudge her unwitting husband into national prominence. But how far will she go to sustain and expand her power?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A stark, yet beautiful and poignant love story…of greed, jealousy, and redemption.”

    Romance Reviews Today

  • “A deep look at temptation in various forms. Fans of inspirational Christian fiction will relish this powerful look at the Jezebel spirit.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Thomas takes this bible story and reworks it for modern times…I highly recommend.”

    RAWSistaz

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shone | 2/14/2014

    " Loosely basednoin the seory of Jezebel in 1st and 2nd Kings. A story of blackmaul, decit, and lies, but finding Gods peace and forgiveness in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothea | 2/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. Reading Jacquelin's books is like being at Bible Study. She's a great teacher. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim C-B | 1/29/2014

    " This book explained the Jezebel spirit. It modernizes the story of Jezbel. It left me wanting more when I finished reading the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corinne | 1/20/2014

    " omg this book was so good, that it made me want to read about jezebel in the bible. I mean jessie belle holt would stop a nothing to get what she wanted, this book had me going oh no she didn't out loud, surprisingly i was saddened at the end, but knew it had to be that way. i was a fan of ms thomas books before she stared writing christian fiction and i will admit that i was hesistant to read her new style of writing, boy am i glad i read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chineka Williams | 1/10/2014

    " This is a great book that keeps you wanting to read until the very last word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyrian | 1/10/2014

    " Great book!! I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn J | 12/31/2013

    " Entertaining. Typical story of reap what you sow. Light read, good for summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LaSonya | 12/15/2013

    " Excellent installment from Mrs. Thomas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmen Glenn | 11/16/2013

    " The main character Jessie Belle reminded me of Phaedra on the Atlanta Housewives series-sneaky and devious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Jones | 11/15/2013

    " What a present day Jezebel! I was entangled in this book and enjoyed every minute! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss Trini | 11/12/2013

    " Entertaining without being too preachy... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kas | 8/3/2013

    " I loved this book!!! Jessie Bell is something else. You reap what you sew! She made her bed and had to lay in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Johnson | 7/26/2013

    " This book was an interested read. Our church based book club also found it interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice Beauchamp | 5/18/2013

    " Contemporary and reminds you evil does not win in the end (there is goodness in all) just takes awhile from some. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 5/12/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, it was my first christian based novel and it was surprising very good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 4/2/2013

    " Good concept, horrible, horrible writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandra | 3/27/2013

    " A new take on a familiar Biblical story, but just a intriguing. Jacquelin Thomas is quite a story teller and her stories are thought provoking as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vetta | 3/16/2013

    " It's an ok book, it's not boring but it is not a page turner either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/22/2013

    " After I finished reading this book, I had to hurry home to read the story of Jezebel. I was fascinated with the book so much,that I have decided to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/13/2012

    " An interesting story of a modern day Jezebel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 3/11/2012

    " I loved this book. Jessie Bell was a force. I loved that the writer didn't spare feelings or anything else. The dialogue was believable and real! I think I may have a new favorite author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marva | 12/17/2011

    " pretty good read..a story from the bible that was turned into a novel that deals with modern day issues..it's entertaining and non-threatening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tigra | 11/14/2011

    " WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what can i say it was a great book with tragic events but ultimately it ended great and i definately suggest that people read it.LOVE IT jacquelin did not dissappoit i couldn't put the book down and i look forward to reading more of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val Hinton | 8/5/2011

    " This was a really good book!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 9/6/2010

    " Ms. Thomas does it again!!! This is a good read. I like the play on the title of the book and the main character's name Jessie Belle. A definite page turner!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 6/18/2010

    " After I finished reading this book, I had to hurry home to read the story of Jezebel. I was fascinated with the book so much,that I have decided to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 3/19/2010

    " An interesting story of a modern day Jezebel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 5/11/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book, it was my first christian based novel and it was surprising very good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vetta | 3/31/2009

    " It's an ok book, it's not boring but it is not a page turner either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/3/2008

    " This book explained the Jezebel spirit. It modernizes the story of Jezbel. It left me wanting more when I finished reading the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shone | 7/11/2008

    " Loosely basednoin the seory of Jezebel in 1st and 2nd Kings. A story of blackmaul, decit, and lies, but finding Gods peace and forgiveness in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kas | 6/7/2008

    " I loved this book!!! Jessie Bell is something else. You reap what you sew! She made her bed and had to lay in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 6/3/2008

    " Entertaining. Typical story of reap what you sow. Light read, good for summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothea | 3/29/2008

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. Reading Jacquelin's books is like being at Bible Study. She's a great teacher. :)

    "

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About the Author
Author Jacquelin Thomas

Jacquelin Thomas’ books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, a Romance in Color Reviewers’ Choice Award and Readers’ Favorites Award, and the Atlanta Choice Award. She was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award for outstanding fiction in the young adult category. Jacquelin has published in the romance, inspirational fiction, and young adult genres. 

About the Narrator

Myra Lucretia Taylor has appeared on Broadway in Nine (for which she won a Tony Award), Macbeth, Electra, Mule Bone, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Her film and television credits include Law & Order, OZ, Changing Lanes, Unfaithful, and Everyone Says I Love You. She is the recipient of an Earphones Award and is also a Fox Fellow.