Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Michal: Giveaway & CFOB

Because of my deadlines, I have not had time to do more than start this book. The first couple chapters have me itching to read the rest, but I'll have to wait until April. However, I have a copy to giveaway, so be sure to leave a comment about why you would like to be transported back in time to the days of King David to be entered to receive a copy of this book.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Revell (March 1, 2009)


Jill Eileen Smith


Jill Eileen Smith is the author of several articles, poems, and stories, and her unpublished novels have placed in five writing contests in the past five years. A children’s story, which she wrote for her church led her youngest son to faith in Christ several years ago; much like a gospel tract led her to the Lord at a similar age.

That story, “Seeking Treasureland,” is now available. Jill is a member of several online writing groups and helps promote fellow authors’ works through monthly interviews on the "Spotlight" page of her website. She, along with her husband and children, are active members in their local church. A stay-at-home mom, she homeschooled the couple’s three sons for twelve years through high school, seeing them go on to higher education.

In her spare time, Jill teaches piano, reads, does picture scrap-booking, and enjoys trying out new recipes, especially those that include dark chocolate. Jill and her family make their home in Southeastern Lower Michigan.


Can their epic search for true love survive a father's fury?
The daughter of King Saul, Michal lives a life of privilege--but one that is haunted by her father's unpredictable moods and competition from her beautiful older sister.

As a girl, Michal quickly falls for the handsome young harpist David. But soon after their romance begins, David must flee for his life, leaving Michal at her father's mercy in the prison that is King Saul's palace.

Will Michal ever be reunited with David? Or is she doomed to remain separated from him forever?

Against the backdrop of opulent palace life, raging war, and daring desert escapes, Jill Eileen Smith takes you on an emotional journey as Michal deals with love, loss, and personal transformation as the first wife of King David. Jill Eileen Smith has more than twenty years of writing experience, and her writing has gathered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of David's wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Michal, go HERE


Jessica said...

Wow! That sounds great! Michal has always intrigued me. Enter me in the drawing please!!! And by the way.... have you watched Castle on ABC??? It's a really good show! All about an author following a detective around for research. So funny! Have a great day!!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

This book sounds interesting. I don't know that I have read a book with the background during this time period so would love to win!

Abi said...

I love reading the Bible and learning about people in that time. I'd love to read this book.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [com]

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this version of David's wives. I've read others, but never about Michal. Especially with the volatile King Saul. Count me in!
Thank you!

Carole said...

I enjoy biblical fiction that is well done, and Michal looks like a winner. David's life and heart - from adultery and murder to emotional, heartfelt praise - has always fascinated me. I would love to see this author's take on Michal's marriage. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anita Yancey said...

I would love to read this book. I would also like to learn more about King David and this time period. Please enter me. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book, I have been reading the Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin and it has gotten me more interested in Biblical Fiction!

Lindsey said...

This book SO has me intrigued! And having the times of David brought to life for me would be awesome - thanks for the awesome giveaway!

ladyufshalott at


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