Abigail (#02 in Wives Of King David Series)
Abigail's hopes and dreams for the future are wrapped up in her handsome, dark-eyed betrothed, Nabal. But when the long-awaited wedding day arrives, her drunken groom behaves shamefully. Nevertheless, Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband despite his abuse...
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Abigail's hopes and dreams for the future are wrapped up in her handsome, dark-eyed betrothed, Nabal. But when the long-awaited wedding day arrives, her drunken groom behaves shamefully. Nevertheless, Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband despite his abuse of her. ^
^Meanwhile, Abigail's family has joined David's wandering tribe as he and his people keep traveling to avoid the dangerous Saul. When Nabal suddenly dies, Abigail is free to move on with her life, and thanks to her brother, her new life includes a new husband--David. The dangers of tribal life on the run are serious, but there are other dangers in young Abigail's mind. How can David lead his people effectively when he goes against God? And how can Abigail share David's love with the other wives he insists on marrying?
^^Jill Eileen Smith, bestselling author of Michal, draws on Scripture, historical research, and her imagination as she fills in the blanks to unveil the story of Abigail and David in rich detail and drama. The result is a riveting page-turner that will keep readers looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.^
"With skill honed by years of historical research, made sharper still with a gifted passion for storytelling, Jill Eileen Smith crafts the story of Abigail in a way that takes us deep into the heart of King David and into the heart of a woman determined to follow God's will, no matter the cost to her--or to the man she loves."--Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of From a Distance and The Inheritance"Jill Eileen Smith's writing is even richer and more evocative in this second installment of the Wives of King David series. Her novel swept me back to ancient days and brought Abigail and David's love story vividly to life."--Deborah Raney, author of Almost Forever and the Clayburn Novels"Filled with unexpected twists and tender moments, Abigail is a lovely addition to the Wives of King David trilogy. Readers will love Abigail's emotional journey, and the beautiful ending will delight fans everywhere."--Ginger Garrett, author of In the Arms of Immortals and Chosen"Jill Eileen Smith's rendering of Abigail's story is an amazingly realistic telling of what it might have been like for this woman of faith and courage to be married to one of the most powerful men of her time. The pages give unique expression to Abigail, allowing us to see her face, hear her voice, and know her joys and sorrows. For fans of biblical fiction, this is one story not to be missed."--Maureen Lang, author of Look to the East"Jill Eileen Smith opens another beautiful book. Abigail transports readers back to biblical times, bringing the story of David and Abigail to life with such clarity and emotion that you feel as if you're sharing their experiences. A magnificent tale of one woman's faith and courage under extraordinary circumstances."--Kathleen Fuller, bestselling author of A Man of His Word"Abigail is vivid, engrossing, and reverently faithful to the biblical account. Jill Eileen Smith's love for King David transmits to the reader, who can identify deeply with Abigail, David's third wife, sharing her joys, jealousies, and heartaches. Brilliant!"--Jill Stengl, award-winning author of Faithful Traitor"The story of Abigail, one of the most admirable women in the Bible, is fully explored in Jill Eileen Smith's latest installment. Weaving passion, historical detail, and multidimensional characters with the biblical account, Smith achieves a rich tapestry of an era filled with love and longing that rings true across the centuries. She displays a fine eye for historical detail and knows how to mine the original biblical accounts for both depth and drama. This author's imaginings in the spaces between Bible verses ring absolutely true in this compelling continuation of her series."--Siri Mitchell, author of Love's Pursuit"I've looked forward to Abigail since I turned the last page of Michal, and Jill Eileen Smith didn't disappoint me. Abigail's story is believable and convincing, and it unfolded vividly before my eyes. I felt her pain, rejoiced for her triumphs, and wept with her when tragedy struck. An excellent episode in the Wives of King David series. Now I'm counting the days until Bathsheba."--Virginia Smith, author of the Sister-to-Sister series
Jill Eileen Smith has more than twenty years of writing experience, and her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of David's wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill is the author of the bestselling Michal, and a second volume Abigail, and lives with her family in southeast Michigan.