Monday, March 26, 2012
Standing in the massive shadow of his famous father, young king Solomon wavers between fear and bravado, wisdom and folly. In the uncertain world of alliances and treachery, Solomon longs for peace and a love that is true and pure--a love that can be his cornerstone.
A shepherdess in the northern city of Shunem, Arielah remembers the first time she laid eyes on Solomon in Jerusalem when she was just seven years old. Since then she has known that it was her destiny to become his bride. When her father, a leader of their tribe, secures a promise from King Solomon to marry Arielah as a treaty bride to help unite the kingdom, it seems her dreams may come true.
But how can this simple shepherdess live as part of Solomon's harem? Can Solomon set aside his distractions to give himself completely to just one woman? Or will he let duty, deception, and the daily routine divide his heart?
My Thoughts: This is the absolutely best book I've read all year! I will never be able to read the Song of Solomon again the same way. That book is a beautiful love language between Solomon and Arielah the woman he truly loved. While Solomon had numerous wives and concubines he, like his father David only loved one woman. Mesu portrayed not only the love like the Father has for us, she also showed true forgiveness. I found myself in tears as Solomon sees himself unworthy of Arielah's love yet she forgives and continues to love him. There were also sweet loving moments that caused me to laugh and grin. This is by far the most beautiful love story, and one you do not want to miss! It will make my top for 2012!
Posted by Andie at 1:41 PM
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
DiAnn Mills believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She is a fiction writer who combines an adventuresome spirit with unforgettable characters to create action-packed novels. Her books have won many awards through American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader’s Choice award for 2005, 2007, and 2010. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2008 and a Christy winner in 2010.
DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and is the Craftsman Mentor for the Christian Writer’s Guild. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops.
DiAnn and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her website or find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/diannmills
ABOUT THE BOOK
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If you would like to read the first chapter of The Chase, go HERE.
Posted by Andie at 11:25 AM