Friday, June 10, 2011


Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Publisher: Revell
March 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3322-3
Genre: Inspirational/biblical fiction

Bathsheba is lonely. Her husband, Uriah, is away most of the year fighting the king’s wars, and Bathsheba has no child to keep her busy. With her loneliness increasing, it makes it all too easy to succumb to King David’s advances. But one night of passion will destroy everything she holds dear…

BATHSHEBA is the third book in Ms. Smith’s series The Wives of King David. I—as most of those of us raised in church—am familiar with the story of BATHSHEBA… which makes it kind of hard for me to write the summary part of the review. Thus the one paragraph above. I didn’t want to give anything away for those who aren’t familiar with the Bible story.

Ms. Smith has done her research, and she brought Bathsheba, her maid, the King, and Uriah to life, giving us feelings, thoughts, ideas, and dreams that one didn’t consider from one half-hour Bible story taught to children.

If you like biblical fiction, aren’t familiar with the Bible story, or are looking for a new outlook on this familiar story, then pick up a copy of BATHSHEBA. A note from the author is included at the end of the book. $14.99. 346 pages.

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