Seeing an entire book devoted to Michal intrigued me. Despite many years studying I had never encountered even a small devotional on King David's first wife. I was hooked from the beginning but almost laid the book aside because of the writing of the first third of it. Cliches and trite sayings spoil any writing but they especially do despite to a historical fiction. One is just getting into the time frame when another 20th Century saying jolts the reader. I'm glad I stuck with the book, because the writing matures. Characters are more formed,the background starts to come to life, and then one is drawn more into the story. There are some good insights here into the Biblical account. Many times I nodded and considered that Smith's portrayal could very well be close to the truth. Good book, could have been spectacular with a rewrite before publication.
I enjoyed reading this book. Jill Smith is the first author that I know of who has tackled the story of Michal. The book touches on many issues such as love, disappointment, and loss. The author shows you how a princess matures and become a humble servant of God. She also shows you examples of forgiveness throughout the book and she brings the ancient world to life. I decided to continue the series and read Abigail.
I enjoy the history in this book I do a lot of highlighting in the book and some of the women will read it and I go to the bible you learn a lot from this book you need to read it cause you will not want to it happen to me and I love the book from a very happy customer