Queenmaker by India Edghill
A Novel of King David's Queen

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The only woman in the Bible who is noted to have loved a man, Queen Michal was King David's childhood sweetheart, his first wife, and daughter of his great friend and greater enemy, King Saul. Married to and then abandoned by David at age 14, Michal is forced to marry him again and become his first queen ten years later. Thrown into transition and turmoil, Queen Michal resists the ambition and greed that have become integral to David's personality and kingship.



Acting nobly as his queen, but refusing to compromise her soul, Michal is drawn in friendship to the women in the king's court. Among his concubines and mistresses is Bathsheba, who becomes the mother of David's son, Solomon. In Queenmaker, Michal emerges as a wise and loving woman whose female family sustains her and establishes the spiritual foundation of the entire kingdom.



Queenmaker depicts in unforgettable detail the characters of one of the greatest periods in Biblical history-their public deed and private thoughts-and gives readers the court of the kings as only a woman could see it.



 

About India Edghill

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India Edghill lives in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Queenmaker is her first novel.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by St. Martin's Press. 385 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Initially determined never to forget David, Michal soon loves the gentle Phaltiel, but after David and his army slay Saul as well as Jonathan and occupy Jerusalem, he forces Michal to return as his queen.

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Michal, the daughter of Saul, is married to golden boy David when she is only 13, but even before the wedding her father grows wary of David's power and plots to murder his daughter's about-to-be husband.

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Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen by India Edghill is considered to be biblical fiction.

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