If you pick up this book expecting to read the story from the Bible, then you will be disappointed. Diamant definitely takes some liberties with the story. I found the relationships in this book to be rather interesting. I can't imagine having to share my husband with another woman, let alone several others, but it certainly provided for an intriguing story. The female characters in this novel are much better developed than the male characters, and it was refreshing to read a book were the men were the secondary to strong female characters. I can't say that I loved this book. I just didn't have any real emotional connection to the characters. However, I did enjoy the story and think it's worth a read.