Flu is all gone now so back to the reviews. Today I am review a recent read Michal’s Window by Rachelle Ayala.
Blurb: Not your Grandma’s Bible Story…
It’s not easy being a woman, least of all princess of Israel. Married as a prize, abandoned as a wife, Michal fights to claim her rightful spot next to King David, the man she loves with all her heart.
Separated by war, concubines, and kingdom politics, Michal embarks on a journey of adventure and heartache where she is befriended by a goddess-worshipping priestess and tempted by a Philistine prince.
From reading scrolls high atop the palace walls to seduction with a henna-painted body, Michal is not your ordinary Bible heroine. Join her in Michal’s Window and let her delight you with her courage, devotion, and outrageous passion in her relentless drive to win back her husband.
Content advisory: sexual situations, blood and violence
My Review: Even though I have long known the story of David it did not take the enjoyment out of reading this story. Seeing it from the prospective of Michal made it fresh and new.
You feel the depth of pain and joy she goes through in her life. From the thrill of being a young bride full of hope and promise to the utter anguish of losing a child. The reader learns how close love and hate can be intertwined.
I loved having Jada worked into the story she was such a free spirit.Even though I knew it wouldn’t happen I could not help but root for Michal and Ittai to make a go of it. Looking at it with my modern eyes I wanted her to tell David where to shove it so many times. Today she would be consider a battered woman.
I personally could have done without so many of the sex scenes they detracted from the story I felt. I would recommend it for a good read though. I give this 4.5 stars.