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 is the best-selling author Michal: A Novel, Book 1 of the Wives of King David series – a biblical fiction trilogy from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Abigail and Bathsheba, Books 2 and 3, are to follow. Jill has more than twenty years of writing experience, ranging from articles and short stories to reviews and blogs. Her writing has placed or won prizes in several writing contests. In addition to homeschooling her three sons, Jill has taught piano and women’s Bible studies. She enjoys baking, traveling, picture scrap booking, and the antics of her two lovable cats. She lives with her husband and sons in Southeastern Michigan.
A Note from Jill:
I hope you enjoy reading Michal’s story as much as I have enjoyed writing it. But my biggest prayer is that this fictional retelling will inspire you to read the real story in 1 and 2 Samuel of the Bible. Biblical fiction was not meant to replace but to increase our love for the real story in Scripture. I have done my best to stay true to the Scripture throughout this novel. Any discrepancies or inaccuracies are my own.