King Solomon was wealthy and wise beyond measure. He could--and did--have anything he wanted, including many women from many lands. But for all his wisdom, did he or the women in his life ever find what they searched for all of their lives?
In this engrossing novel, you'll find yourself whisked away to ancient Israel, where you'll meet Solomon and four of the women he loved: Naamah the desert princess, Abishag the shepherdess, Siti the daughter of a pharaoh, and Nicaula the queen of Sheba. As you experience the world of Solomon through his eyes and the eyes of these women, you'll ask yourself the ultimate question: Did Solomon's wisdom ultimately benefit him and those he loved . . . or did it betray them?
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This is an incredible well developed Biblical novel!
Of the five main characters in this book the only one that we know very much about from the bible is Solomon. We have bits and pieces about the four women in this story. I found the way that the author presented them to be very plausible and the story held my attention.
I had never given much thought as to how it might have come about for Solomon to have married so many women. This book has definitely given me much to think about as to this king with amazing God-given wisdom. He was called to be a King of Peace. Yet as a mere man I’m sure he would have struggled with trying to fulfill that.
I thoroughly enjoyed the look at what it would have been like for Solomon’s first wife. Human nature would have her wanting to keep him to herself. Yet that was not how her life and marriage played out. It had to have been extremely hard for her each time he married another woman and she knew she would have even less time with him.
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The Heart Of A King
A beautifully written story of King Solomon and his wives. This is a fictional book but the way Jill Eileen Smith writes real accounts of the Bible into the story helps the reader understand more about King Solomon and his life. The book shows how his relationship with his wives started. I loved the particular part of him meeting Siti. She worshiped a different God and his questions were of great wisdom giving Siti much to ponder on about her God and Solomon’s God.
The author shows us in her book how compromising can lead to sin and sin can have a snowball effect.
The author does a fabulous job staying with the truth of the Bible but weaves a tale around it to give us a better understanding of what could have been going through Solomons mind and his reaction to things that happened around him. You will be so pulled in that your sure to turn back to your bible just to read about Solomon. I felt like praising God and closer to him just by reading this book.
Was given a complimentary copy by Revel. All opinions are my own .