Once adopted, Ishma (which means desolation) is renamed Hephzibah (delight of the Lord). As a young girl she is tutored along side Hezekiah, the king's son who has seen the horrible sacrifice of his older brother to a pagan god. Their friendship blossoms into something more and Hephzibah serves as queen of Judah alongside her husband, King Hezekiah.
With threats from Assyria and the sometimes difficult prophecies of Isaiah, these are challenging times for the rulers of Judah. As Queen Hephzibah and King Hezekiah struggle to face these challenges, they learn a great deal about the God in whom they put their trust.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.