I don't want you to miss this one! Love's Sacred Song is only the second or third book I have read that is based on Biblical charactors's lives. This book opens with a young woman who's name is Arielah. It is a tiny bit confusing until you read for a bit. Abba is her Father, and Ima is her Mother. Once you get that sorted out so that you aren't thinking Abba Father God when you read, it helps! That is probably just me, but I went back and read the list of names 3 times trying to be sure I hadn't missed something.
Arielah is hated and abused by her two brothers, and loved and cherished by her Abba and Ima. She knows she has a strong God called future, to be the treaty-wife of Prince Solomon. Then, King David dies. Now Abba knows when she marries Solomon, he will be the reigning King of Israel. Her town is already up in arms that King David took a young girl from their town to warm his bed, but not as a wife or concubine.
Arielah wonders if her new upcoming position is going to help or hinder, but she trusts God and her Abba's decisions. Arielah he has loved Solomon since she first saw him on a trip to the City of David when she was 7 years old, and Solomon was about 12. After all, life in the politics of a palace following the aclaim of Israel's favorite King isn't going to come easily with out a struggle, and Solomon's task is to bring peace to a war ravaged land.
And this dear readers, just covers the first parts of the book mostly! Mesu Andrews has plenty of research to keep things focused in the right time period, and none of her writing makes you feel that any of the Bible parts of this story were diminished or misused. I have not totally finished the last part of this book, and I can tell you I am very pleased with this book! I was shocked to check and find that Mesu Andrew's name is hard to find on the net, and that very few reviews of her work exist so far. I think I might have to work on fixing that!
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