Review of Michal:Wives of King David, book 1 by Jill Eileen Smith

Posted 19 February, 2010 by Molly in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the Book:
Can their epic search for true love survive a father’s fury?

The daughter of King Saul, Michal lives a life of privilege–but one that is haunted by her father’s unpredictable moods and competition from her beautiful older sister. As a girl, Michal quickly falls for the handsome young harpist David. But soon after their romance begins, David must flee for his life, leaving Michal at her father’s mercy in the prison that is King Saul’s palace.

Will Michal ever be reunited with David? Or is she doomed to remain separated from him forever?

Against the backdrop of opulent palace life, raging war, and daring desert escapes, Jill Eileen Smith takes you on an emotional journey as Michal deals with love, loss, and personal transformation as the first wife of King David.

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.

My Review:
I absolutely LOVED(loved loved loved!) this amazing and powerful book! It is book 1 in Jill Eileen Smith’s The Wives of King David series and it is one that you do not want to miss out on! Truly. You will truly look at the Biblical characters in a whole new light and feel like you were there, when you put this book down.

I absolutely did not want to put this book down but I had so many other books ahead of it that I had to force my self, really force myself, to put it down and come back to it. I took me 2 weeks to read this book, but had I had the time to do so, I would have had it read in 24 hours. That is how strong and powerful this book is.

It is the story of Michal’s life. Smith really did wonderful at researching the Bible and Isreal to create a moving story of one of the women from the Bible. It is truly as it states: an epic love story. I was captured from page one. This compelling story, both true and fiction, pulled me straight into the Biblical era of King Saul, a father full of fury, and David, the man who defeated the giant, Goliath and fell in love with the furied father’s youngest daughter, Michal. My heart went out to Michal, and all that she had to endure before she could capture the interest of and marry the man she fell in love with.  It was like I was truly there, witnessing all that happened between David and Michal, and I was praying for Michal through the whole story. Smith pulls actual dialogue from the Bible and weaves it into the fictional areas of the book, making this an absolutely unforgettable love story and Biblical lesson.

This is most definitely a MUST read book. It is worthy of so much more than 5 stars! But I will give it a 5 stars and recommend it for everyone.

You can purchase your copy of Michal by visiting here.

*I purchased this book from Amazon.com for my own collection.*

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