5 Stars Out Of 5
A Page Turner
March 26, 2014
Roberta Kells Dorr is a master author of Biblical historical novels. I close each book having learned more about the Jewish culture of that day and interest to seek additional knowledge of the characters she includes in her writings.
I was fascinated by the cunning of Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, who desired her son to become the greatest king on earth. When she discovers that her son is falling in love with a common Shulamite shepherdess maiden, she arranges for her husband, King David, to bring her into the palace to warm the king in his old age. This does not quench Solomon's love , but actually causes his heart to yearn for her more. In the end, not hate nor greed but love wins!
Where Scripture is very silent, this author writes about the culture of this time. The love Solomon had for this woman is the love that every marriage should possess. It is the love that every woman yearns for and is blessed if she finds. This book was beautifully written, yet intense, as I felt the internal struggle Solomon faces when his mother manipulates his life. I felt his joy as he, at last, experiences life with the woman his heart longed for.
I encourage you to purchase a copy to curl up with for a couple evenings or for a weekend treat. Solomon's Song is published by Moody Publishers, a company you can trust for clean romance novels.