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Michal: A Novel

4 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Jill Eileen Smith

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, … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Fiction, Biblical Fiction, King David
Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Publisher: Revell (March 1, 2009)
2 reviews about Michal: A Novel
review by . March 30, 2009
Michal by Jill Eileen Smith is the first book in The Wives of King David series. Michal is the daughter of King Saul, ruler of Israel and David's sovereign. But Saul has refused to listen to God or his prophets, so David has been anointed King of Israel. This sets the two men on a path full of conflict. David tries to respect and love his regent, but Saul is murderously jealous of the affection the Israelites have for David. Saul reluctantly allows Michal to marry David, but when he puts out a death …
review by . March 07, 2009
  Epic story lovers and those intrigued by the tumultuous life of King David of Jerusalem are very likely chomping at the bit to get their hands on a copy of Michal. Almost as fascinating as the epic story told ably within 374 concise pages is the story behind the book. Jill Eileen Smith birthed the story idea in 1989 and has patiently waited for God's timing for publication.      This novel isn't exclusively in Michal's point of view but much of it is. Readers get …
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