Ok, so this book falls into the Christian Fiction genre. There is scripture quoted in every chapter. It is the story of King David and his first wife Michal. However, it also reads like a harlequin romance novel with some steamy love scenes in it. Would I put it in the Christian Fiction category? Probably, with an asterisk. So, did I like the book? Not sure!
I liked the story line. I enjoy Biblical fiction. After I finish one I like to go back to scripture and see how it compares. Scripture does not give us much information about Michal so much of this book is the work of the author’s imagination. The story line is great. The way she plays Michal like a sex starved woman was a bit of a turn off.
Michal meets and falls in love the handsome shepherd boy David. David, who plays the harp to calm King Saul, falls in love with Michal. It seems that David will do anything to have Michal.
King David is written as a weak man, who can’t make up his mind about anything except the fact that he loves his wife Michal. History tells us that David had many wives. This book has each wife but none of them can hold a candle to Michal in character or beauty.
The author also places 2 other men in Michal’s life and she can’t decide if she loves them or the now King David. All 3 men have multiple love scenes with Michal. Michal seems to best like the one she happens to be with in that chapter. I just had a hard time getting my head around all the sex.
So, would I recommend this book? If you like a light read and don’t mind some love scenes then you will enjoy this book. If you are looking for something of substance or great writing, then perhaps you will pass on this book.
Happy Reading! J