Michal's Window Book Review: Rachelle Ayala has taken a popular biblical story, intermingled fictitious characters and using her imaginative story telling skills, weaves a wonderful story of life. Her intricate details brings out what it would have been like to live back in King Saul's time, when a young shepherd boy meets the youngest daughter of King Saul, Michal. David falls in love immediately, and Michal fancies David as well. From here, the author delves into their lives and does an amazing job at telling this wonderful love story that is full of passion, love, hate, deceit, betrayal, duty, and much more.
Review: The title of this book caught my attention. I've read the Old Testament, but had forgotten about David's first wife Michal. I had no idea when I started this book, that it would be difficult to stop reading it until I had finished. I was captivated from the beginning. The author has a way of making the reading exciting, up-to-date, yet able to draw you in to the time period this took place.
The farther along in the book I read the more drawn into the characters and plot I became. I've read a few books before where the authors tie in fictional and non-fictional characters and create a marvelous story that is easier for me to enjoy. Rachelle Ayala has done the same with Michal's Window.
Pros: A very good read that allows one to full the full gambit of emotions. One is easily drawn into the story early on, and never a time when you wonder when the action is going to take place.
Cons: If you prefer not to read sexual content in a book, you may want to stay away from this book. I didn't feel the author was as explicit as I expected, but she could have cut out a lot of what she put into the book, and it still would have been a great book.
Others may feel she didn't stay true to the biblical account of David's life, but this a fictional book after all, and one I enjoyed reading very much.