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Michal's Window
by Rachelle Ayala
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PublisherAmiga Books, LLC
Release Date2012-02-23 (added to CC 26 Feb 2012)
Amazon Sales Rank80,819
She lost it all in one agonizing moment…

Princess Michal is used to getting everything she wants, and she has her heart set on the young hero David. But their passionate love affair is destroyed by her father’s murderous rage. Will David's departing promises be enough?

David the King is no longer the charming harpist she gave her heart to. The most powerful man in Israel, he falls into the arms of the beautiful Bathsheba.

Temptation comes in the form of a dashing Philistine warrior. Michal vows to be the only woman in David’s heart, but does she know her own?

A novel of betrayal, forbidden love, and redemption, Michal’s Window is an imaginative retelling of King David's story through the eyes of the woman who loved him first.

Suitable for adults 18+
Tiaclare is the author of this book

Member Reviews
(26 Feb 2012)
✫♥Ƹ̵Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ One of the most riveting tales of a biblical character brought to the forefront. Ƹ̵Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥✫

Michal's Window tells an AMAZING story of the life of King David's first wife, Michal. Never has a story drew me in and took me to the past, but in a present kind of way, as this one has. We get to walk, run, fear, and most importantly, love as Michal does. From the moment she meets David, a poor shepherd boy and harpist (musician), come to calm a raging King Saul, Michal's father, who's been plagued by demon spirits, to the exciting moments when David and Michal fall in love and marry. The times of trouble start as a jealous King Saul seeks to put David to death. The heart-wrenching story of the newlyweds separated when Michal helps David escape her father's wrath, knowing she herself could be put to death by such an act. From this point on, the story only deepens and takes us through the painstaking quest with Michal, to find her beloved David, to a much later reunion, when David becomes king and follows through with an earlier promise to send for Michal to live in his kingdom.

From a long awaited moment, through times of desperation, and the yearning to be with the one you love, Michal's trials are just beginning. A reunion met with additional wives, and a harem, only pepper Michal's heart with bitterness, jealousy and the need to feel wanted. Her love for King David never ceases, but when she feels she is no longer the one and only, set aside, competing with not one woman, but many, her desires and weakness of flesh, bring her to do things unspeakable in that era, B.C.E.

We get to see and feel so many things in this novel. Not only do we eat, breath, and live as Michal did, but we get to see some of young David to the rise of his kingdom, and his own heart. We meet new characters along with some originals, which only add to the brilliance of this story. I can't say enough about this novel! Other than, it will be an all-time favorite. A classic tale told like no other. And yes, there are novel's about Michal, but nothing that speaks to our hearts as this one does. So come along and journey through the most fascinating and incredible story you'll never forget! A novel you'll read over and over again. Michal's Window will always hold a special place in my heart and one that I will never forget. Thank you, to the author, Rachelle Ayala, for writing such an incredible and inspiring story! And for the beautiful way you brought closure in the end.
♥✫•°˜”*°•✫♥ ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! ♥✫•°˜”*°•✫♥
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