Abigail by Jill Eileen Smith gives us an interesting look at what life may have been like for Abigail. First as Nabal’s wife, then as David’s.
I appreciated this look at what life may have been like for David and those who followed him in the years he was on the run from Saul.
I’m not sure how I feel about Abigail’s character, or maybe it was David’s multiple wives I had an issue with but it was really hard for me to see this book as a romance. Though, Ms. Smith did a commendable job of showing David’s affection for her along with slices of their marriage.
If you are looking to get a more in-depth understanding of what it may have been like for the women who lived in the cave with David and his men, you should give Abigail a read.
Readers will be reminded that the promises of God will be fulfilled though it may not happen in the timing we hope. Our job is to hold on to hope and keep walking in the identity God has bestowed on us.
I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed Callie Beaulieu’s performance.
About Abigail (The Wives of King David Book #2)
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What price must she pay for true love?
Her days marked by turmoil and faded dreams, Abigail has resigned herself to a life with a man she does not love. But when circumstances offer her a second chance at happiness with the handsome David, she takes a leap of faith to join his wandering tribe. Still, her struggles are far from over. How can she share his love with the other women he insists on marrying?
Abigail follows the bestselling Michal and continues Jill Eileen Smith’s rich story of David’s wives.
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About Jill Eileen Smith
Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David series, Wives of the Patriarchs, Daughters of the Promised Land, The Heart of a King, Star of Persia, Miriam’s Song, and the nonfiction When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams, and She Walked Before Us. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.
When she isn’t writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.
About Callie Beaulieu
Callie Beaulieu has been an actress for several decades. Classically trained, she is predominantly a theater actress, and her work has been seen around the country. Callie recently returned to the States after spending nearly a decade living in the Caribbean. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.