By Jill Eileen Smith
Can love conquer treachery?
Bathsheba is a girl who longs for romance. along with her husband away battling the king's wars, she battles encroaching loneliness--which makes all of it too effortless to succumb to the advances of King David. Will one evening of unbridled ardour smash every thing she holds expensive? Can she locate forgiveness on the ft of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God forever?
With a historian's sharp eye for aspect and a novelist's inventive spirit, Jill Eileen Smith brings to lifestyles the passionate and emotional tale of David's such a lot famous--and infamous--wife. you are going to by no means learn the tale of David and Bathsheba an analogous method back.
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