Tuesday, May 14, 2019

"The Heart of a King: The Loves of Solomon" by Jill Eileen Smith

King Solomon was wealthy and wise beyond measure. He could--and did--have anything he wanted, including many women from many lands. But for all his wisdom, did he or the women in his life ever find what they searched for all of their lives?

In this engrossing novel, you'll find yourself whisked away to ancient Israel, where you'll meet Solomon and four of the women he loved: Naamah the desert princess, Abishag the shepherdess, Siti the daughter of a pharaoh, and Nicaula the queen of Sheba. As you experience the world of Solomon through his eyes and the eyes of these women, you'll ask yourself the ultimate question: Did Solomon's wisdom ultimately benefit him and those he loved . . . or did it betray them?

About Jill Eileen Smith

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David series, the Daughters of the Promised Land, the Wives of the Patriarchs, and The Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

When she isn't writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants, or play with her lovable, "helpful" cat Tiger. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

Contact Jill through email (jill@jilleileensmith.com), her website (http://www.jilleileensmith.com), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jilleileensmith), or Twitter(https://twitter.com/JillEileenSmith).

"The Heart of a King: The Loves of Solomon" by Jill  Eileen Smith is a novel that is based on the wisest man who ever loved but did his wisdom help him or did it hinder him in his search for what he really wanted.

This book is fictional but it close to actual Biblical truth as possible as are all of Jill Eileen Smith's books are. 

This book really helps the reader understand why King Solomon had so many wives and concubines. But,  at the same time I wonder if he just used his wisdom as a way to fool himself into thinking that his wisdom would protect himself  as when he allowed his foreign wives to keep their idols and worship their own gods.

This book really lets the readers into the thoughts and feelings of these Biblical characters and makes readers realized that they are more than characters but are in fact real people just like you and me. This book helped me see that even men and women who have everything they could ever possibly want, they have nothing if they don't love and obey the One True God.

I recommend this book to all readers, even those they don't really like love stories or Biblical fiction, because I think this book really shows that even wisdom without God is just foolish.

I recommend a complimentary copy by the author and these thoughts are my own.

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