Jill Eileen Smith
- Title: The Shepherdess
- Author: Jill Eileen Smith
- ISBN: null
- Page: 420
- Format: Kindle Edition
A young woman at the mercy of kingsA prince whose claim to the throne is challengedOne chance to make this life all they imagined it could be.Abishag may not be living the joyful life she once had before her oldest brother took over the household, but she can always escape to the fields for solace There she can let down her veil, sing to the flowers and the sheep, aA young woman at the mercy of kingsA prince whose claim to the throne is challengedOne chance to make this life all they imagined it could be.Abishag may not be living the joyful life she once had before her oldest brother took over the household, but she can always escape to the fields for solace There she can let down her veil, sing to the flowers and the sheep, and bask in the warmth of a sun drenched sky of purest blue And there she can meet Yaron, the young man she has loved as long as she can remember Yet even this will be taken from her when men come searching out a beautiful woman to attend the aged King David.Enclosed within the high palace walls as part of the king s harem, Abishag wonders what happened to the life she had planned to live As the king s health deteriorates, his sons contend with each other, hoping to succeed him and take possession of what was his including his beautiful young attendant .
Recent Comments "The Shepherdess"
Beautifully DetailedThe amount of information and detail Jill Smith includes in this novella is astounding. We get a good chunk of David's final days and Solomon's early reign as well as a nice overview of the women in the palace during this time period. Good chaaracter development in a short space. Incredibly well-written eShort!
I've enjoyed the first two books in this series, but I feel Abishag's proximity to the king gave her story a unique perspective. The humility Smith infuses into Abishag makes her character irresistible. Additionally, I couldn't help but smile at the thought of God choosing a shepherdess to comfort and old shepherd king in his last days. I'm excited to see what direction Smith takes her series and how Solomon's first wife, Naamah, will react as more and more women are added to the harem.
Sweet story of Abishag and how she came to the palace as first King David's wife, then became Solomon's wife. Again, Ms Smith has me intrigued by the details she weaves into the real biblical account and helps bring the story more fully to life by what might have been. I look forward to reading more of her stories and then turning around, as she's led me to do ready, and digging into the Bible more to get more of the story.
A story of AbishagJill Eileen Smith weaves a beautiful story of Abishag from her home and the freedom she has a shepherdess to the courts of King David as his nurse and wife, then as wife to Solomon. Much isn't known of her life but Jill paints a vivid picture of who Abishag could have been and how her life was like as a wife to King David. You will want to add this to your collection!
Wow! Another great novella that was difficult to put down. It is a quick read. I also found it very thought provoking and felt like I was right there with King David, Bathsheba, and Solomon. I am not sure I can wait a year for the next novella in this series.
A great little novella, and the only problem was that is was a novella. Ended much to quickly. I loved the harmony employed by using a shepherdess as a comforter for a shepherd. I look forward to more.
Jill Eileen Smith has written another interesting and thought-provoking story about the women in Solomon's life. Passages from Psalms and Songs are woven into the story.
A beautiful account of Abishag. The use of verses from Song of Solomon well executed.
This was another great read from Jill Eileen Smith. I really enjoyed it, and it was a quick read too. I don't know if I can wait until next year for the next installment in this series. :)
The ShepherdessA short but interesting point of view for a girl barely mentioned within the Bible. I enjoyed reading the story
A short story but well worth reading. A book that points me back to my Bible to check things out is a blessing and this story did that.
Imaginative seriesThe second in a four-book series, this story does a terrific job imagining what life, especially that of the king's household, was like in Bible times.
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