Monday, November 16, 2015

Kiss of the Virgin Queen by Sharon Buchbinder

I was more drawn to this book than the first book in the series, but only because this time the story went deeper than what was on the surface. The rich history and the flashbacks between present time and the past helped to bridge the story and to show how things have a way of coming around full circle. I've always wondered if our destinies were truly our own, but obviously, they are very much shaped by what the people before us have done--much more than many of us realize. In addition, the characters were more developed, and I found myself wanting to know more about them.  This story was especially interesting to me because as a black woman, who is more likely the a product of the American slavery of displaced Africans, not much is known about my family history. So, I applaud the author for putting modern twist on a biblical story that will be remembered for all time.