Is that not the most beautiful cover?!
Rating: 5/5 Stars
About the book:
After sending his army to besiege another king’s capital, King David forces himself on Bathsheba, a loyal soldier’s wife. When her resulting pregnancy forces the king to murder her husband and add her to his harem, Bathsheba struggles to protect her son while dealing with the effects of a dark prophecy and deadly curse on the king’s household.
Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, Angela Hunt paints a realistic portrait of the beautiful woman who struggled to survive the dire results of divine judgment on a king with a divided heart.
To be honest with you, I usually do not read “biblical fiction” or “biblical biographies”. Most of them I find are inaccurate, or just not as interesting as reading the Bible itself. However, Bathsheba was such a powerful, amazing story due to the characters, the writing style, and the biblical accuracy.
The story was told in the perspective of both Bathseba and Nathan, the prophet. At first, I didn’t really like the idea of it being from Nathan’s perspective because I was hoping for King David’s perspective. But the author done a wonderful job portraying Nathan. One thing I didn’t like about him, was his attraction to Bathseba. Not sure why, but I just didn’t really enjoy that. People are always saying how Bathseba was a terrible lady. I never believed that, honestly, and reading about how someone else felt she was was really wonderful. I loved this new outtake on Bathsheba very, very much.
The writing style was organized and so compelling. It captivated me from the very beginning and held my attention the whole entire book.
Thankfully, this book was very biblically accurate. It’s quite obvious the author spent much time on research.
This book definitely earns 5/5 stars!
I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.