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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; 1 Original edition (March 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800733207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800733209
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 13.9 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #269,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Bogart TOP 100 REVIEWER on Feb. 9 2010
Format: Paperback
As a woman it is very difficult to read the Bible's accounts of King David's life and not be left somewhat agape at his marriage to King Saul's daughter Michal. Though little is written of their love, the bare bones descriptions revealed in scripture clearly depict a bittersweet marriage beset by difficulties both within and without.

Taken from her husband and given to another; removed from that home and returned to David who had since wed a variety of other women; plagued by infertility ' Michal's life was clearly not one of emotional ease. The first title in Jill Eileen Smith's series The Wives of King David explores the life of Michal, her spiritual journey, and the prominent influence of David on her life.

Smith's work of biblical fiction is firmly grounded in the scriptural account, weaving the emotional drama of Michal's life together with the pivotal historical events that occurred during her lifetime. I have never read a book that has dealt with Michal's life in such an authentic, and caring manner. From Smith's descriptions of life as the daughter of a deranged and wildly unpredictable king, to her grief at the deaths of her nephews, we are taken as readers into the previously unexplored emotional vistas of this princess of Israel.

While greatly enjoying this fresh look into the life of David's first wife, I wasn't overly fond of Smith's David, preferring the passion of the king found in Eleanor Gustafson's The Stones. Large jumps in time (three years, five-years, six-years, and so on) succeed in facilitating the progression of the timeline, but make the development of Michal's bitterness ' as evidenced in her response to David's joyful procession before the ark ' somewhat choppy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louise Jolly TOP 50 REVIEWER on April 21 2012
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Baker Publishing Group | March 1, 2009 | Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-0-8007-3320-9

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As the daughter of King Saul, Michal lives a life of privilege--but one that is haunted by her father's unpredictable moods and by competition from her beautiful older sister. When Michal falls for young David, the harpist who plays to calm her father, she has no idea what romance, adventures, and heartache await her. As readers enter the colorful and unpredictable worlds of King Saul and King David, they will be swept up in this exciting and romantic story. Against the backdrop of opulent palace life, raging war, and desert escapes, Jill Eileen Smith takes her readers on an emotional roller-coaster ride as Michal deals with love, loss, and personal transformation as one of the wives of David. A sweeping tale of passion and drama, readers will love this amazing story.

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Fifteen-year-old, Michal, was the daughter of King Saul. He had a violent temper and was prone to outbursts of yelling, madness, and cruelty to anyone who was nearby including his wife and daughter. Michal, her sister, Merab, and her brother knew he wasn't a good King. Ever since King Saul had returned from a battle with the Amalekites, he was a changed man who had been shaken to his core and never spoke of the battle. Michal questioned her brother Jonathan as to why the Lord seemed to have forsaken their father rather than help him?

King Saul was being tormented by something and his screams could be heard throughout the palace. The only thing that would calm him was, David, the harpist.
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By Bonnie Jarf on July 11 2014
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From beginning to end this well-written book convincingly fills in the "gaps" in Michal's life left in scripture. Jill Eileen Smith is an author who mixes a good knowledge of the Word with an excellent imagination & beautiful story telling ability.
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