The first in the Lost Loves series, Chosen is the story of Esther—the story of a girl unsparingly plunged into heartache and chaos, who would save a nation ... of Esther, who would be queen.
Wrenched from a simple life for her beauty, Esther finds herself at the mercy of King Xerxes. Leaving behind her only relative, her cousin Mordecai, and her first true love, Cyrus, she is thrown headlong into the unrestrained extravagance of palace living. Quick of mind and strong in spirit, she refuses to suffer the fate of her harem sisters and boldly challenges Xerxes to give of his heart before taking his pleasure, thus sealing her place beside him a queen. While conspiracy spins its diabolical web, Esther's mind and spirit waver, and she is forced to confront the past in order to save her future—and that of an entire nation.
Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther is the debut novel from Ginger Garrett. The original edition of Chosen was published by Navpress and has been out of print for a few years: the first edition of Chosen sold well. David Cook are now re-launching Chosen with an exquisite new cover design. Readers can once again discover Ginger Garrett's brilliant novel, Chosen.
Ginger Garrett caught the attention of historical fiction and biblical fiction lovers with her critically-acclaimed debut novel Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther. Chosen went on to be selected by the ECPA as one of the five best novels of 2006. For Dark Hour, her second novel, she was nominated Georgia Author of the Year in 2007. Ginger Garrett has also written non-fiction books, including Beauty Secrets of the Bible: The Ancient Arts of Beauty & Fragrance. Her titles explore the lives of historical women. Ginger Garrett is passionate about theatre, and is a frequent television and radio guest in her native America.