A few weeks ago, I was waxing poetic about a fabulous novel. I didn’t mention it at the time but it was the best book I’ve read in months. Until I read Love’s Sacred Song. This novel by Mesu Andrews completely blew the other one away. Love’s Sacred Song is the story of King David’s son Solomon (author of Song of Songs in the Bible). As with most, biblical history, I was only vaguely familiar with the story of Solomon so I can’t say how accurate the history is.
What I can tell you is how spellbinding this book is. The transfer of power from King David to Solomon is not the easiest thing ever. An older brother attempted to steal power and political forces (called Sons of Judah) are aiming to take over the kingdom. Meanwhile, the “black sheep” northern tribes of Israel are FURIOUS about a woman of theirs given to King David. Their leader is offering his only daughter to the new King as a treaty bride.
Love’s Sacred Song is the tale of the love story between a confident girl who has loved Solomon since she was 7 and the king who is trying to follow in the footsteps of the greatest king that ever lived. Full of intrigue, deception, misunderstanding, pain and love, Love’s Sacred Song is a fabulous novel about the story of King Solomon and the wife that inspired the Song of Songs, the most beautiful love poetry in the bible.
If you love a good story, especially historical or biblical fiction, you will LOVE this Love’s Sacred Song. Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Disclaimer: This book was received in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.