Michal (The Wives Of King David #1)
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.
From the Back Cover
Can their epic search for true
One thing I truly dislike about some Biblical fiction is when the author takes liberties with the Biblical account in order to enhance the story. I'm very happy to report that Jill ...more
What did not impress me was the way the story of David was fictionalized. So the history was impressive, the fiction was frustrating. First of all, the "love" that David had for Michal was either so shallow or so under-developed that ...more
I'm not sure why, but when I read novelizations of Kind David, I end up disliking him intensely, which I don't believe was the author's intention. He seemed arrogant and totally willing to discard one wife for another ...more
Such are the questions to ponder in MICHAL, the first installment of THE WIVES OF KING DAVID, by Jill Eileen Smith – an epic story surrounding King David of the Bible, you know, the one who slayed the giant Goliath.
It’s not exactly my type of reading. In fact, the only reason I even downloaded it to my Kindle was because it was on the Free list. When I read the description, I was instantly intrigued, not because I’m an ...more
It reads like it was written by a 12-year-old (or at the very least *for* a 12-year-old) -- overly melodramatic, overly simplistic, no plot line whatsoever, no character development whatsoever. It just jumps from scene to scene with no narrative structure, and the writing itself is just ... really, really terrible.
I mean, ...more
During a battle th ...more
David was quite the handsome young man and Michal knew the moment she saw him that she would make sure he was hers. However, the musician rose in ranks after he killed Goliath and w ...more
Even after Saul watches David slay Goliath and promises David his daughter Michal in marriage, he makes David pay a very high do ...more
What irked me most was that I kept finding myself thinking of David as kind of...well...a jerk. Maybe its because of culture is different then theirs and so some things bother me that wouldn't have necessarily bothered people back ...more
My main problem was the writing and the lack of attachment to the characters. I found the writing pretty dry and some of the dialogue was a bit awkward for me. I’ve read other biblical fiction with beautiful prose, which is what I expected with this one especially since it has such a gorgeous cover. However, because of the wr ...more
This story did open my eyes a lot about the reign of Saul, his daughters, and the early years of David's reign. When I've read 1 & 2 Samuel in the past the time between events didn't really sink in the way it did reading this story. I do want to go back and read those books.
I'm glad I finally took the time to read this story even though it was not ...more
Author of Brigid of Ireland and Celtic Wisdom.
This is fictional account of the Daughter of Saul (Book of Samuel) from the Old Testament in The Holy Bible. It is a tragic love story of how a person can be manipulated and how the end results create unintended consequences and great pain of the heart.
I purchased this book in its Kindle edition and in reading some of the critical reviews, I hesitated in even reading it. I started the book not knowing I would ...more
Overall it wasn't too bad. Obviously some license taken with names/events/personalities but overall I can imagine that Jill's portrayal of these Biblical characters is probably close to the truth.
Each character was developed with an appropriate amount of depth - depending upon their relevance and importance to t ...more
The research done by the author wa ...more
I am still processing this one ! I have a love/hate relationship with it.. I loved that I kept wanting to read it, the writing was amazing, I was even learning about history but I hated the situation Michal was in. How terrible to live in that era when kings took other wives and had to share his love.
Poor Michael never bore a child to either her David or Patiel. I was shocked at the offer of sacrifice towards the end of the book and what that meant to Michal.
I sure have a lot to learn ...more
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Her writing has taken her from the Bible to Israel and she loves learning how women lived in Old Testament ...more