Smith’s portrayal of how women lived in Old Testament times and her research of the wives of King David give this series authentic appeal. The series ends on a high note with the most famous of the wives of David. It’s magnificent!
Bathsheba is married to Uriah, a warrior who is part of the king’s inner circle who follows every letter of the law. Bathsheba only longs for his love and a child. While Uriah is away, Bathsheba longs to find fulfillment and is charmed by King David. She finds herself with child and it cannot be proved to be Uriah’s. She fears stoning and death for herself and the child. Will David seek God’s wisdom to find a way to protect her and their baby? (REVELL, Mar., 368 pp., $14.99)
Lindy J. Swanson