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Love's Sacred Song (Treasure of His Love)

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Standing in the massive shadow of his famous father, young king Solomon wavers between fear and bravado, wisdom and folly. In the uncertain world of alliances and treachery, Solomon longs for peace and a love that is true and pure--a love that can be his cornerstone.

A shepherdess in the northern city of Shunem, Arielah remembers the first time she laid eyes on Solomon in J
Nook, 379 pages
Published March 2012 by Revell Books (Baker Publishing Group)
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Holly Renee
Mar 28, 2012 Holly Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book a ten star rating, I would! To be honest, I'm putting it right up there with Redeeming Love! Yes, it's that good.

Mesu Andrews' newest novel, Love's Sacred Song, is a powerful rendition of the Songs of Solomon. It captivates in the same way the Shula-mite bride captivated Solomon.

Andrews pens a novel that thrusts readers into an emotionally gripping story, capturing the beautiful poetry of the Songs of Solomon and transforming it into magnificent, passion-filled prose th
Well, this book was a long one, but beautifully written to the point that it captured my heart and I spent two solid days reading it until I finished. It had everything I love to read in a book. Deep truths about faith and God's love, intense emotion and intrigue, and people shown as flawed, but redeemable because they are loved by a Holy God who only wants to claim their hearts and devotion. That was well portrayed in this book. It made me think more deeply about God's ways not being our ways, ...more
Mar 17, 2012 Faye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Richly woven Biblical Fiction, based on Song of Solomon.

I was surprised at how easily I was swept into another time and place, with Love's Sacred Song. Mesu Andrews expertly mixes historical fact, with well-crafted fiction, creating a page-turning, Biblical romance that is nearly impossible to put down.

Now you might be wondering, "How do you make a story about a man with numerous wives, romantic?" Well, you'll have to read this book to find out! I had some doubts too, about this story, but Love
At the beginning of the week you may have seen the flyer posted about this book. Could the book cover get any more yummy? Now if you had a Bible cover like this, wouldn’t you want to jump in and read about these characters/people and try to understand their emotions and the events surrounding them? I would! Sometimes reading your Bible is hard and you need a bit of a jump start on your imagination. That is what you find in these Biblical Fiction books from Mesu. She uses scripture as a baseline ...more
Tina at Mommynificent
This book is about Solomon and his Shulammite bride, the one referenced in the Song of Solomon. I’ve never been a big fan of Solomon and I can’t say this book made me into one. However, I really loved and was challenged by the sacrificial, never-ending love and forgiveness portrayed by the Shulammite bride, Arielah. I could not have done many of the things she did in this book.

I also appreciated the author’s attention to historical detail. I learned a lot about the customs and culture of this ti
Mar 15, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh what a story!! Mesu Andrews has taken the Bible book Songs of Solomon, and Biblical history and woven a beautiful story, centering around King Solomon and his love for his Shulammite princess Arielah. This story is a beautiful story of love that is pure, and life lasting. Arielah, first saw Solomon when he was a teen and she just a child of seven years old, but she knew that she would one day be his bride. And she dared to dream that she would win his heart. And win his heart she did, however ...more
Mar 08, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Mesu Andrews
Publisher: Revell
March 2012
ISBN: 978-0800734084
Genre: Biblical Fiction

Arielah is a shepherdess who has known ever since she met Solomon that it’s her destiny to become King Solomon’s bride—but Solomon finally reluctantly agrees to take Arielah as a treaty bride to help unite the kingdom. Aielah is content, as it seems all her dreams will come true.

King Solomon is standing in King David’s famous shadow, and Solomon wavers between fear and bravado. He
Mar 20, 2012 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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When Arielah was a child she accompanied her father Jeheosephat, a respected judge of Shunem, to Jerusalem, where she spied the young prince Solomon. And ever since that day she's carried in her heart the certainty that they would one day wed. Years pass, and the great King David lies on his deathbed, comforted by the prize of Shunem, the beautiful Abishag (1 Kings 1& 2), who serves as his "belly-warmer," an intimate but platonic relationship. Abishag's lack of any official status in the roy ...more
Jun 29, 2013 Trea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoy Christian romances quite a bit, but ones based on Biblical stories are usually ones I am eager to read, and this one was no exception. However, this was the first time I didn't get a high level of enjoyment out of reading one.

This book centered around King Solomon and Arielah, one of his wives from Northern Israel. It takes place shortly after the death of King David, and chronicles some of Solomon's reign. The story was interesting and kept me involved and caring about what happened to
Jul 11, 2013 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Love's Sacred Song is the third book I have read by Mesu Andrews and I have loved every one. At this point, Love's Sacred Song is a close second to Love In A Broken Vessel.

I know this is fiction but Ms. Andrews has a wonderful talent that makes me think "Yeah, it could have happened that way" when the bible is silent. My biggest question about Solomon has always been; if he was so wise and the author of Songs of Solomon, how did he become an idol worshipper, have so many wives and raise his son
Apr 12, 2012 Ibjoy1953 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Love’s Sacred Song by Mesu Andrews

I was anxious to read this Biblical fiction based on the Song of Solomon, and my first book by Mesu Andrews and I can say I was not disappointed. “Love’s Sacred Song” is Solomon’s story. The author starts at the end of Solomon’s dad, David’s life, and the beginning of Solomon’s reign as King. Being a King, Solomon had many wives but he didn’t love any of them. That is until he meets Arielah, who had loved Solomon for years, and all she wa
Apr 09, 2012 Janna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautiful Biblical fiction account of what might have happened to lead Solomon to write the book "Song of Solomon". I was moved by this book and devoured it to the end. I cried at the end, I'll admit it. A lovely, heart warming and, at the same time, sad tale of Solomon and his treaty bride, Arielah, who believes that God has chosen her to teach Solomon how to love. I loved the way Mesu really drew me into that particular time and place and brought the traditions to life for me. There ...more
Rachael Hartman
Apr 28, 2015 Rachael Hartman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!
Feb 08, 2014 Tisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had read Love Amid the Ashes, which was a story about Job's experience and I remember liking it. So, when I saw Love's Sacred Song, I gave it a shot. Soooo glad I did. In a nutshell, it is the story of the love that endures all between Solomon, the famous King of the Israelites, and one of his staggeringly numerous brides (one of, like, 600 or something). This seems an odd premise for a romantic novel (at least it did to me), but once you start reading it, you realize that the type of love tha ...more
Oct 20, 2014 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Biblical Fiction novel that I've read with King Solomon as the main character. I've always thought that King Solomon got a little too big for his britches near the end of his life, letting foreign wives and their idols distract him from God. Love's Sacred Song gives an interesting look into the Song of Solomon and his beloved shepherdess, as well as offering an explanation as to why Solomon went 'off the deep end' near the end of his life. I thought it was very thought provokin ...more
Linda Goossen
May 06, 2012 Linda Goossen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Linda by: Carole
There are so many people out there that have a wonderful imagination about what life is about during the Biblical times. This is a very interesting book. Thanks, Carole!

I finished the book. I was kind of disappointed at the ending, but I think it was worth the time.
Roseanna White
Nov 04, 2011 Roseanna White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning in its depth and scope, LOVE'S SACRED SONG is a story of love and passion, faith and flaws that will haunt you forever. Mesu Andrews crafts characters that will capture your heart with prose that will stir your soul. Masterful.
Natalia Mejia
Jun 24, 2014 Natalia Mejia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this book was beautiful. (view spoiler) In the book Arielah asks her father why God allows pain and he wisely answers that ...more
Sep 18, 2014 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mesu Andrews has written a beautiful story based on the Biblical book Song of Solomon.
Arielah has known it was her destiny to become Solomon’s bride from the first time she laid eyes on him when she was seven years old. When an arrangement is made by Arielah’s father to marry Solomon as a treaty bride to help unite the Kingdom, will her love for Solomon allow her to live as a part of his harem when all she wants is his love? Solomon has wisdom but is he wise enough to figure out how to devote h
Gina Coulter
Jun 01, 2015 Gina Coulter rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I appreciated the way the author wove the actual verses of the Song of Solomon as "shepherd's verse" into the story--it was very creative! I didn't like the hero (King Solomon) at all, though its possible the author captured the personality of a spoiled, selfish king perfectly. The setting never came to life for me, and the characters' extreme emotions--even the men were forever hugging and shedding tears--well, it just wasn't my cuppa. Maybe some readers prefer characters with healthy emotions. ...more
May 03, 2015 Chiquedee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Mesu Andrews book I read and was immediately drawn into the culture of this biblical story. Thoroughly enjoyed Mesu's interpretation of how the Songs of Solomon came about. At times I wanted to throw the book across the room because of Solomon's exasperating foolishness and what ended up happening to his beloved. My very first encounter with biblical fiction and I was sold...but I must say I'm biased about the authors I will read in this genre. Mesu sets such a standard for research and st ...more
Mar 22, 2012 Renee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever been to Jerusalem? I have. Have you ever been to the palace of a king? I have. Have you ever experienced life of a shepherdess? I have and it was all through Mesu Andrews' book, Love's Sacred Song an expanding of the life and love of biblical King Solomon and Arielah his best-loved wife. Even if you have never read the Song of Solomon I think you will find Love's Sacred Song to be a gripping story of raw emotion and most importantly flawed characters whose faith-filled lives are an ...more
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Mar 17, 2012 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: Revell Books
Ms. Andrews' first novel, Love Amid The Ashes, I saw her skilled talent for Biblical fiction writing. I saw the way she blended characters that came straight from the Bible, and added the realistic fiction aspects to create an engaging story that sweeps the reader into another place in history. Stunning!

Not only did I get swept away by the creation of this story, I was taken into the heart of the Bible, as I had to reference my Bible more than once on things I didn't remember reading before. It
Mar 21, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.

Mesu Andrews has done a BRILLIANT job with her newest release! Centered on the book in the Bible, Song of Solomon, Love’s Sacred Song takes you back in time to the beginning of Solomon’s reign.

When I first began Love’s Sacred Song, I wasn't sure how Andrews could stretch that small book in the Bible into a 400+ page book…but she did! I flew through the pages effortlessly and reached the end with a contented sigh. True, the ending was rather bitter-swee
Mar 17, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mesu Andrews’ book, Love’s Sacred Song, opens with Arielah’s early morning ponderings of Abishag’s life after the death of King David, her first trip to the City of David, and her desire to be King Solomon’s wife from a very early age. Also chronicled are the jealous, evil and insolent behaviors of Arielah’s brothers in respect to their sister, which are unconscionable, all the while refusing discipline.

The Northern Israelites were angered and insulted by the humiliating use of Abishag by King D
Victor Gentile
Mar 17, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mesu Andrews in her new book, "Love's Sacred Song" published by Revell gives us a fictional account of King Solomon's love story.
From the Back Cover: Wisdom came as God's gift, but sacred love was forged through passion's fire

Standing in the shadow of his famous father, young King Solomon wavers between fear and bravado, longing for a love that is true and pure--a love that can be his cornerstone.

A shepherdess in the northern city of Shunem, Arielah has known since she first laid eyes on Solomon
Cheryl Gatling
I both loved and hated this book. I thought it was a gripping story. I pretty much read it straight through, and I couldn't predict what was going to happen next. Arielah, the shepherdess who becomes one of King Solomon's many wives, was a sweetheart. And I loved that the lovers spoke the words of the Song of Songs to each other, poetry which I have loved since I first learned to read. What I didn't like so much (and hate is probably too strong a word) is that I am asked to believe that Solomon, ...more
Arielah knows what her destiny is and has for sometime. Since first seeing Solomon when she was a young child, she immediately knew that she would marry him one day. When her father plans to send her to King Solomon as a treaty bride, she knows that this is the first step on the road to her life being where it is supposed to be. Unfortunately, her dreams and aspirations never included being stuck in a harem where the tricks, lies, and abuses heaped on her by the rival wives threaten to make her ...more
Trinity Rose
Mar 12, 2012 Trinity Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Mesu Andrews' second novel and the first one I’ve read of hers. This book Love’s Sacred Song was the historical fiction story of Solomon and Arielah’s love story.
It was quite an interesting story and makes me want to read Solomon and his other books in the Bible again. I like to see if the books of historical fiction I read and the Bible share the same story or close to it.
Solomon is a very wise King and I’ve always admired him for asking God for wisdom and not wealth, etc…, but I neve
This is the second book by Mesu Andrews in a new series, and all I can say is, I'm speechless. Andrews has crafted such a beautiful, haunting story based on the Song of Solomon that left me with tears in my eyes.

Arielah is a shepherdess living in the town of Shunem with her father, who's Shunem's judge, her mother, and two older brothers. King David has just passed away and has appointed Solomon, his oldest son by his infamous wife Bathsheba, to succeed him. Ever since Arielah went to Jerusalem
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Mesu Andrews is an author and speaker who has devoted herself to passionate study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep love for God’s Word, Andrews brings the biblical world alive for her audiences.

Mesu and her husband, Roy, have two grown children and (Praise God!) a growing number of grandkids. They live in Washington, where Roy serves as the academic dean at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. They have
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Other Books in the Series

Treasure of His Love (4 books)
  • Love Amid The Ashes (Treasure Of His Love)
  • Love in a Broken Vessel (Treasure of His Love)
  • In the Shadow of Jezebel (Treasure of His Love)

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“As I was saying, King Solomon, my daughter brings with her the most powerful weapon on earth--love.” 1 likes
“Love grows like a dance, my lamb. It is a series of steps, a string of decisions both you and Solomon will make. Sometimes, when Solomon withdraws, you must pursue him, while other times you must step back and let him return to you.” His tears glistened in the moonlight. “Remember, a man’s character is defined by more than a single decision, and love is made of more than a single step. Keep listening to Jehovah. He will set the tempo of your dance.” 0 likes
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