5 thoughts on “Abigail (The Wives of King David, #2)

  1. Abigail, as well as book one in the Wives of King David series, Michal, are hands down two of the best Biblical fiction books I’ve read in a very long time! I have always wanted to know about David and his life from his boyhood all the way to his place as Israel’s king. Both of Ms. Smith’s books give tons of insight on what it might have been like back then, and more specifically, what it might have been like to be the wife of a king.

    I have to admit that I struggled with this book a little bit i

  2. Once again Jill Eileen Smith whisked me into bible times while introducing us to a tender, young Abigail who loves the Lord and anxiously awaits her arranged marriage with Nabal. This author’s illustration of Abigail’s loss of innocence, heartbreak, agony and struggle, is so powerful I could feel her pain, her sorrow. Nabal is a brash, deceitful, selfish man who will do whatever it takes to satisfy his flesh.

    Abigail would not let Nabal break her spirit nor turn her back on God. Instead, she sou

  3. Wow. I truly loved this book. Not only did Smith weave a tale that is gripping, but it truly made me stop at times, to grab for my Bible.

    I mean, I’ve read the story of David, but this made me want to say – wait a minute – what does the Bible say. Is that really in there?

    While Smith admits she draws on research and inspiration, the basis of her novel is true and pulled from the Biblical text.

    Abigail’s story examines the power of choices – both good and bad. It examines how a single choice (in Abi

  4. I enjoyed this dramatic version of the Abigail and David story. I was really disgusted by Nabal and that is the point of the drama, but his abuse broke my heart. It was hard to overlook that and keep reading. Of course I relate to the story more as I am named after the main character. I have read one other Abigail book, which was totally different.
    This version is good about putting the reader in Abigail’s shoes, letting one see, hear and feel her difficult world.
    The author weaves many backgroun

  5. 18+. Best for married adults for marital content.

    I enjoyed this book even better than Sarai. I felt it was a very accurate portrayal of what life might have been like for one of David’s wives. I was very sad most of them, reading about what it was like to share a husband with six other women. The daily struggles, the heartache, the sadness were all very real.

    I loved the historical aspects very much. I do recommend this book for married women. Note: there are mentions of sexuality, although no s

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