Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen

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St. Martin's Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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 14, 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 have become integral to David's personality and kingship.

Acting nobly as his queen, but refusing to compromise her soul, Michal is drawn in 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-their public deed and private thoughts-and gives readers the court of the kings as only a woman could see it.

 

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Reminiscent of [The Red Tent]. This novel tells the story of the first kings of Israel - Saul, David and Solomon - told through the eyes of Queen Michael, daughter of Saul, first wife of David, and ... Read full review

Queenmaker: a novel of King David's Queen

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Almost everyone in the Western world has heard of David, slayer of Goliath, King of Israel, Lion of Judah, and beloved of Yahweh; however, his queen, Michal, is not as well known. Only a handful of ... Read full review

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Contents

I
13
II
29
III
49
IV
53
V
65
VI
82
VII
90
VIII
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XVII
224
XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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India Edghill lives in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Queenmaker is her first novel.

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