A Cinderella story set in ancient Persia rocks a young girl’s world and turns her dreams upside down. Esther has plans of her own, including living in the far-away land of her ancestors, when she is snatched by the king’s servants and forced to live in a harem. This fictional rendering, based on the Bible story of Esther, transports the reader into another time and place where cultural norms are vastly different from the 21st century. But from Esther’s shining example of trust in God, contemporary readers will find that the exercise of faith is timeless. Floss Craig is the mother of six adult children and grandmother of two. She works as a mediator and newsletter editor near Doylestown, PA. Her published works include poetry and short stories.