Smith's writing has reached a higher level with book one of the Wives of King David series. It will make a phenomenal collection for any church or home library. This is an excellent women's book club selection and gives a great visual image of biblical times and women's lives.

Abigail tries to honor and respect her husband, Nabal, despite his abuse of her. Meanwhile, Abigail's family has joined David's wandering tribe. When Nabal dies, Abigail is free to move on with her life, which includes a new husband, David.

The dangers of tribal life on the run are serious, but there are other dangers in 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? Her struggles are constant, and she must continually realign her heart with God. (REVELL, Feb., 384 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Lindy J. Swanson