|Queenmaker (2002) [Novel]|
by India Edghill
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(From the publisher):
The only woman in the Bible who is noted to have loved a man, Queen Michal was King David's childhood sweetheart, his first wife, and daughter of his great friend and greater enemy, King Saul. Married to, and then abandoned by David at age fourteen, Michal is forced to marry him again and become his first queen ten years later. Thrown into transition and turmoil, Queen Michal resists the ambition and greed that has become integral to David's personality and kingship.
Acting nobly as his queen, but refusing to compromise her soul, Michal is drawn by friendship to the women in the king's court. Among his concubines and mistresses is Bathsheba, who becomes the mother of David's son, Solomon. In Queenmaker, Michal emerges as a wise and loving woman whose female family sustains her and establishes the spiritual foundation of the entire kingdom.
Queenmaker depicts in unforgettable detail the characters of one of the greatest periods in Biblical history- both their public deeds and their private thoughts- and gives readers the court of the kings as only a woman can see it.
Original title: Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Prehistoric Epics, Ancient Civilizations, and Precontact Native Americans