Abigail's Story (Center Point Large Print Christian Fiction)

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They were women of conviction and courage, whose stories inspire the faithful to this day.

Now, Signet launches Women of the Bible, a compelling new series for fans of historical fiction and romance.

This is the story of Abigail...

To settle her brother's gambling debt, Abigail of Carmel convinces her boorish lord to marry her. Then exiled by him to the life of a shepherdess, she grows to love David, the warrior son of Jesse, who will come face-to-face with her husband in a senseless war-and destroy her hopes of peace.

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*Starred Review* Abigail has a brief starring role in the Old Testament as the shrewd intercessor for peace between David and Abigail's miserly husband, Nabal. Conveniently, Nabal drops dead, and David takes Abigail for his wife. We don't know much about Abigail's reaction when Bathsheba started taking baths on rooftops. But Burton fills in the gaps of Abigail's childhood, portraying her as a clever, modest young woman who was raised in poverty and forced to marry the repulsive Nabal because of her brother's gambling debts. She's likable and believable, and Burton brings the ancient setting to life at least as well as Anita Diamant in The Red Tent (1997), though without Diamant's sensuality and fierce feminism. This is the first in a series on biblical women. John Mort
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