Abigail of Carmel hopes against hope that someday she'll marry for love and have children – but her family desperately needs her at home. They’re in dire straits, and when her brother can't pay his gambling debts, she must marry Nabal to repay the debt.
Nabal exiles Abigail to the countryside to herd his sheep, and she begins to love the weathered prairie and its people – particularly David, the warrior son of Jesse, who has taken her under his wing. But when David and Nabal come face to face in a senseless war, Abigail realizes that the tentative peace she’s worked for could crumble like the very soil beneath her feet.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Darla - LibraryThing
The story is based on a brief segment in the book of Samuel about Abigail, the woman who held back David's army on her own, but it's much more than that. It brings Biblical times to life in a way that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - debs4jc - LibraryThing
Plot Summary: What happens, When & Where, Central Characters, Major Conflicts Burton retells the story of the Biblical figure of Abigail, making her the daughter of a Potter in Carmel. Abigail's ... Read full review