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Michal (The Wives of King David Book #1): A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jill Eileen Smith
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Can their epic search for true love survive a father's fury?

The daughter of King Saul, Michal lives a life of privilege--but one that is haunted by her father's unpredictable moods and competition from her beautiful older sister. As a girl, Michal quickly falls for the handsome young harpist David. But soon after their romance begins, David must flee for his life, leaving Michal at her father's mercy in the prison that is King Saul's palace.

Will Michal ever be reunited with David? Or is she doomed to remain separated from him forever?

Against the backdrop of opulent palace life, raging war, and daring desert escapes, Jill Eileen Smith takes you on an emotional journey as Michal deals with love, loss, and personal transformation as the first wife of King David.


Jill Eileen Smith has more than twenty years of writing experience, and her writing has gathered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of David's wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

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    About the Author

    Jill Eileen Smith has more than twenty years of writing experience, ranging from articles and short stories to reviews and blogs. Her writing has won prizes in several writing contests. In addition to homeschooling her three sons, Smith has taught piano and enjoyed scrapbooking. She lives with her family in Southeastern Michigan.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 613 KB
    • Print Length: 385 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800733207
    • Publisher: Revell; 1 Original edition (1 Mar. 2009)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00B5J4XAS
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,112 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read 7 Mar. 2011
    By Nic
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I don't go for religious books but decided to download this one as it was free and found myself really enjoying the story.
    Would recommend giving this book ago.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden details 19 Jan. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    This book adds personal details that we could never fully understand as we read these accounts in the Bible alone. Obviously this is a novel but I have found it helpful to understand some of the hidden details and personal possibilities of the other characters that helped King David become the man with a heart after GOD. No way can any book replace the Bible but this is a good aid or way to help understand David's story better.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A really good read 31 Mar. 2012
    By mel
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    Really enjoyed this book. Whilst it focussed on King David's first wife Michal it covered in great detail David life and his battles with Soul. It placed a lotof flesh on matters that were casually menitoned in the bible. Would recommend. Why not 4 stars? I felt some parts of the story jumped and other parts stretched.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 16 Aug. 2014
    By Val
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    I would highly recommend this book. I've been taught the stories of King David all my life but never considered how Michal or any of his wives might feel. Jill Smith weaves scripture through this story with compassion leaving you feeling as if you know these people. I read this book in three days coming back to it whenever I could to read more, couldn't put it down! I will definitely read more of her work.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 26 Jan. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    What a beautiful fact based novel. It has certainly inspired me to read the original story along side this book.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure about the ending 26 Jan. 2015
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    Whilst I did enjoy reading this book in the beginning, towards the end I found myself becoming increasingly annoyed with the tone of the book. Spoilers* How Michal went from being so headstrong and confident to grovelling on the floor begging forgiveness after her husband killed her family members, I don't know? And to top it off he doesn't humbly accept her apology and then offer up his own, he simply acts like a pompous, smug git who will decide to forgive her if he feels like it. The last part of the book has an air of sexism about it which tries to validate itself through God, well I'm not buying it and I don't think think it left me with any divine inspiration other than to let people do horrible things to you and make you apologise for it?!
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and well written 1 April 2015
    By Francis
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    An interesting and well written take on the life of David, from Michal's perspective. The narrative winds its way through the bible stories of King David, filling the gaps with realistic possibilities. You get to feel you know the characters; and the events become more accessible. An enjoyable read. Brought this section of the bible to life for me.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars michal 26 Jun. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    i am afraid this was not my type of book I only looked at a few pages before I deleted it
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    A good read that sticks closely to the Biblical narrative.
    Published 10 days ago by Karen Hamilton
    4.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I read it
    This book brought the characters to life and stories I knew vaguely from my youth became real and connected. I would recommend it
    Published 1 month ago by Kathleen Meedin
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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    Published 2 months ago by clary sage
    5.0 out of 5 stars Michal
    An interesting book mainly about Michal but bringing in other Biblical characters including David of course --later king David -- and gave insight into life at that time
    Published 2 months ago by Fellwalker
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, truthful and sincerely written
    The characters were shaped and fully believable, and fitted into their historic background. It painted clearly how life-choices, however difficult, are choices still.
    Published 2 months ago by Wynandjm
    5.0 out of 5 stars Remember this is a novel. It is true to ...
    Remember this is a novel. It is true to the bones of Scripture but fills in flesh which make the story very readable.
    Published 4 months ago by dipom
    4.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
    Wow, really inspired me to read the actual story in the Bible. You take away so many Life lessons from these books and can relate to many aspects thereof. Love it!
    Published 5 months ago by Liza Karakaxidis
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Bible-based novel
    Loved this one! Gives a very different slant to the life of David, shepherd-boy and great king of Israel. Looking forward to reading the rest if the series!
    Published 5 months ago by Vic H.
    2.0 out of 5 stars An interesting idea but does not deliver
    This is a very god idea. The story of the men and women who are in the shadow of the great Biblical characters should enrich our understanding. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Jeremy
    4.0 out of 5 stars Michael(The wives of King David Book#1)
    I loved this book and walked with Michal on her journey it was so vivid
    I am looking forward to book 2
    Published 6 months ago by Catherine Hunter
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