{Book Review} Michal’s Window

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{Title}

Michal’s Window

{Author}

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Rachelle Ayala

“Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and boundaries featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics. However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and hope.

Rachelle Ayala has written three novels. Michal’s Window is a powerful and emotional journey as lived through the eyes of Princess Michal, King David’s first wife. Broken Build is a story of redemption and healing where a man learns to love and trust the woman who destroyed his life. Finally, Hidden Under Her Heart is concerned with forgiveness in the face of judgment over abortion.”.

(Author information courtesy of Goodreads)

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{Genre}

Romance; Historical fiction; Christian; Christian fiction

{Introduction}

Michal, the daughter of King Saul, falls in love and risks everything to save the life of her father’s servant, David.  This is the story of the trials and tribulations that these two lovers experience as they seek to live their lives and love one another, even in the face of adversity.

 

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{Main Characters}

 

Michal Daughter of King Saul; First wife of King David
David Servant to King Saul who later becomes King himself

 

{Synopsis}

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.

 (Synopsis courtesy of author)

{Content Advisory}

Sexual situations; blood and violence

{Evaluation}

This is a wonderful account and portrayal of a Biblical romance between David (who later becomes King David) and Michal, the daughter of King Saul. This story instantly transports you back to Biblical times and allows you to experience some well known events from a whole new and much more detailed perspective. While there is no way of knowing if many of the events in this story are historically accurate, this gives the reader a glimpse of one author’s imagination and awesome ability to fill in the blanks that are left by the Bible. Michal is depicted as a very strong woman with the courage to stand up against the suppression with which the women of Israel were faced. She was willing to fight for what she loved and what she believed in.  Michal is also determined to be with the man she loves at any and all costs.  She encounters many obstacles in her quest to be with David and she is heartbroken when she comes to realize how the power of becoming King has changed the gentle harpist she had fallen in love with.

I would highly recommend this book for anyone that enjoys reading, but especially those that enjoy reading romance, historical romance, and Christian fiction books.  This book is an awesome mix of a historical time and events, but written in the clear language of today that prevents the reader from being distracted by the complicated language of Biblical times.  I would not recommend this book for minors, however, simply because of the sexual content.  While this sexual content is not overly graphic and I do not feel it should be offensive to any adult, I do not think it is appropriate for minors.

I think Rachelle Ayala has done an awesome job with Michal’s Window and I fully plan to read more of her books in the very near future!

{Where To Purchase}

{Cost Of Product}

The current cost of this book is $3.82 for a Kindle e-book copy,  or $14.39 in Paperback!

(Please keep in mind that I have no control over pricing and that this price is current and up to date as of the posting of this review but it is subject to change!)

Disclosure Policy *

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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One Response to “{Book Review} Michal’s Window”

  1. I have read Romance; Historical fiction but not Christian fiction. This sounds like a good book for me to read and see another view of a Bible story. Thanks for the review and recommening Michal’s Window.

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