About the Book:
What price must she pay for true love?
Her days marked by turmoil and faded dreams, Abigail has resigned herself to a life with a man she does not love. But when circumstances offer her a second chance at happiness with the handsome David, she takes a leap of faith to join his wandering tribe. Still, her struggles are far from over. How can she share his love with the other women he insists on marrying?
Abigail follows the bestselling Michal and continues Jill Eileen Smith’s rich story of David’s wives.
About the Author:
Jill Eileen Smith has more than twenty years of writing experience, and her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of David’s wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill is the author of the bestselling Michal and lives with her family in southeast Michigan.
After being included in being able to review this book for a blog tour, I knew I had to go and get my copy of Michal, book 1, in The Wives of King David series. I loved Michal so much that I couldn’t wait to get a hold of Abigail and start reading it. Unlike Michal, which took me 2 weeks to read, I read Abigail in 2 days. It was just as amazingly good and powerful as book 1. I didn’t want to say good bye to these wonderful Biblical people who felt like friends to me.
As with Michal, this book moved me beyond words. I was again transported back in time to a Biblical era that I fell in love with. I could feel myself there with Abigail and with King David. The feeling of that was so powerful. Smith, again, makes this a wonderful read by mixing Biblical dialogue from the Bible in with the fiction. Add that to the suspense of Abigail, not only being saved by King David but by King David also saving her, makes this a most wonderful edge-of-your-seat book.
I will look at 1 and 2 Samuel in a whole new light now, when I read my Bible. I will be drawn back to Smith’s work on Abigail (and Michal!) and will want to read these two amazing novels over and over again! Words just can’t explain! It makes me anxious for 2011 when Smith’s third book in this series is released: Bathsheba….it can’t get here soon enough!
Abigail is, like Michal, worthy of so much more than 5 stars but I will only give it 5 stars…..and I will recommend this story to EVERY woman out there…..I’m sure you will love it as much as I did! It is an amazing love story in an ancient time and you will feel so different (in a good way!) after reading this book and feeling a part of a Biblical era. If you would like to see my review of the first book in this series, Michal, please visit here.
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**Available February 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group**