Love’s Sacred Song….Mesu Andrews

LOVE’S SACRED SONG

BY: MESU ANDREWS

Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3408-4
ISBN-10: 0-8007-3408-4
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of pages: 448
Carton Quantity: 36
Publication Date: Mar. 2012
Formats: Paperback
Book Blurb

Wisdom came as God’s gift, but sacred love was forged through passion’s fire

Standing in the shadow of his famous father, young King Solomon wavers between fear and bravado, longing for a love that is true and pure–a love that can be his cornerstone.

A shepherdess in the northern city of Shunem, Arielah has known since she first laid eyes on Solomon that it was her destiny to become his bride. When her father secures a promise from Solomon to marry Arielah as a treaty bride to help unite the kingdom, it seems her dreams will come true.

But how can this simple shepherdess live as part of Solomon’s harem? Can Solomon set aside his distractions to give himself completely to just one woman? Or will he let duty, deception, and the daily routine divide his heart?

Mesu Andrews expertly weaves the words of the Song of Solomon into this touching story of the power of love from a master storyteller.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Love’s Sacred Song  by Mesu Andrews

I was anxious to read this Biblical fiction based on the Song of Solomon, and my first book by Mesu Andrews and I can say I was not disappointed. “Love’s Sacred Song” is Solomon’s story. The author starts at the end of Solomon’s dad, David’s life, and the beginning of Solomon’s reign as King. Being a King, Solomon had many wives but he didn’t love any of them. That is until he meets Arielah, who had loved Solomon for years, and all she wanted was his heart, and to let him know what love really was. Their love didn’t come easy, the journey a very difficult one, which brought on a lot of hurt and pain, especially for Arielah.

 

This is a beautifully, well written story that came about from many hours of research by the author. Ms. Andrews gives the situations in detail, which was sometimes difficult to read, but it is truth, right from God’s Word. I love the way Mesu included mysterious and thriller situations to keep readers on the edge of their seats. The details of the setting of the story, the characters, and every scene so strongly draws the reader into the story it is almost as if you are right there, living the story with them. Reading “Love’s Sacred Song” makes the lives of Solomon and David come to life in a new and different way, and makes the reader want to read more Old Testament stories.

 

This story shows how God will use willing vessels, whoever it may be, for His glory. Even though Solomon, like his dad David, was anything but perfect, God loved him unconditionally and was willing to forgive him of his sinful life when he truly repented. This is a beautiful picture of God’s love for us, of how He extends His mercy and grace to us. Sometimes it was difficult to understand the attitude of Arielah, but yet she loved Solomon so much she was willing to endure anything to win his heart.

 

I highly recommend this book, especially to those who enjoy Biblical fiction. This is a story that will capture your heart and not let go for a good while after you finish reading the book. You will find that the investment in this book is well worth it, and the time it takes to read it is time well spent.

 

“Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

 

I received this book from Revell Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.

 

To read and excerpt from this book, for Bible study questions or reading group guide, go HERE

 

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 About The Author

Mesu Andrews is the author of Love Amid the Ashes and is an active speaker who has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep understanding and love for God’s Word, Andrews brings the biblical world vividly alive for her readers. She lives in Washington.

CFBA ….Before the Scarlet Dawn by Rith Gerlach

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingBefore The Scarlet DawnAbingdon Press (February 2012)byRita GerlachABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rita Gerlach lives with her husband and two sons in a historical town nestled along the Catoctin Mountains, amid Civil War battlefields and Revolutionary War outposts in central Maryland.

“Romantic historical fiction that has an inspirational bent, is one way people can escape the cares of life and be transported back to a time of raw courage and ideal love,” she says. “The goal of my writing is to give readers a respite, and inspire them to live fully and gratefully.”

In many of her stories, she writes about the struggles endured by early colonists, with a sprinkling of both American and English history. Currently she is writing a new historical series for Abingdon Press entitled ‘Daughters of the Potomac’. See her ‘Novels In Progress’ page on her website to learn more.

There are other novels on her list to be published, and a proposal for another book series.

She was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a large family in the Maryland suburbs. Her family claims that storytelling is their blood, handed down from centuries of Irish storytellers. Rita believes there just may be something to that theory.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In 1775, Hayward Morgan, a young gentleman destined to inherit his father’s estate in Derbyshire, England, captures the heart of the local vicar’s daughter,

Eliza Bloome. Her dark beauty and spirited ways are not enough to win him, due to her station in life.

Circumstances throw Eliza in Hayward’s path, and they flee to America to escape the family conflicts. But as war looms, it’s a temporary reprieve. Hayward

joins the revolutionary forces and what follows is a struggle for survival, a test of faith, and the quest to find lasting love in an unforgiving wilderness.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Before The Scarlet Dawn, go HERE.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK!

Before the Scarlet Dawn is somewhat different than most of the books I’ve read. It was kind of sad throughout the book, and not a happy go lucky ending. But the story line and characters are enough to keep you reading. There are other books in the series and I can’t wait to read those to get the whole story.

Rita Gerlach is a wonderful writer and the chacters she created in this book are believable, realistic and interesting. And some of them you just grow to love as you read through the book.  And even though a lot of the book was sadness, the author still has a way of keeping your attention and keeping you into the book. I couldn’t put it down at times. Hayward and Eliza captured my mine and with the twists and turns taking place I just had to find out what would happen.

I encourage you to grab a copy of this book to read for yourself. If you like historical fiction and war stories, you will like this books. And don’t forget about the other in the series coming out.

I was provided a copy of this book from Abingdon Press through Christian Fiction Blog Alliance to read and review. I was not requried or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

 

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