Dancing with Lions

Dancing with Lions

By Anne Brooke

This is a short story of Michal, King Saul’s youngest daughter and first wife of David, soon to be King of Israel.

From the first time she saw him, Michal knew that David was the only man for her. She had fallen so deeply in love with him that when her older sister was promised to him after a successful campaign it caused such a riff between them they never spoke again. Finally Saul told her that she would marry David after the next campaign if he came back with her bride price. He was successful.

David was closer to her brother than to her, spent much more time with him that with her. Several weeks after their marriage David was called to Saul’s side to play for him, when he got back, Saul had branded him as a traitor.

Michal, still a virgin, was married off again, spent several years married to her childhood friend, who desperately loved her. She finally learned the joys of the marriage bed, but when she was told after her father’s death, that David had sent for her, she ran to him.

Can she make this marriage work, being the first wife of three, or was she now the third wife? Can she understand David’s devotion to his God and the lax way he ran the thrown? Or would the training for a royal household at Saul’s hands be the rumination of her dream? Ms. Brooke handled this story with gentleness and compassionate understanding of the first wife of King David that made it a joy to read. Five stars for this wonderful worded and fast past tale.


About lyssareviews

I am a single, pagan female who loves the written word. I am doing reviews on books to feed my reading habit. I will post those reviews here. I also love movies, TV shows, and laughing with my friends. I love to cochet, and am starting to spin my own yarn. Boy, do I think there very fun stories in that! So they might show up here. Also I have two cats and a small dog. Valkyrie, Miss Dottie and Sir Luck the Pup.... their stories may also sneak in here from time to time, to stay tuned.

Posted on 2012/05/04, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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