Alice Hoffman’s cover for The Dovekeepers attracted me first. I recognized one of the ladies on it, and that drew me in for a closer look. I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to reading it in spite of my curiosity. I didn’t know if the topic could hold my interest. To be honest, I was almost half through it when I realized I had to finish.
I was finally invested in the characters. Shirah, the Witch of Moab, fascinated me, but no more than Yael, Aziza or Revka. The lives of the four ladies intertwined in a web of destiny that none could escape.
If you are remotely interested in Biblical history and women’s roles, you should read The Dovekeepers. Although this is fiction, it’s amazing to consider the possibilities.