Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Book Review: Abigail

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?

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The novel is the second book in the Wives of King David series but holds its own as a stand alone book.

Author Jill Eileen Smith does a masterful job of bringing Abigail to life, taking great care to stick as close to the cultural times as possible. As I read this book I was transported to that time period and exposed to David in a fresh way.

Abigail is a woman of faith and strength, and the reader is able to relate to her on many levels. She is deeply in love with David and her struggles with sharing her husband with other women is real and raw.

I enjoyed this book. It captured my attention from the very first chapter and held my interest throughout. I found myself looking forward to when I could sit down and read some more, wanting to experience more of Abigail and David.

This author as definitely found herself a new fan of her writing, and I will certainly be checking out some of her other work.

This book is courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available now at your favourite bookseller.

1 comment:

  1. I do so love those women of the Bible series that stick to scripture and cultural times. It gives you a new perspective on life as a woman of God.