I enjoyed Mesu Andrews' "Love Amid the Ashes," so I was really looking forward to reading her new novel, "Love's Sacred Song" and I was not disappointed! Arielah is a shepherdess yet she knows it is her destiny to marry King Solomon. Living as a part of the King's harem is not in her plans, but what will King Solomon do? King Solomon is forever in the shadow of his father and yet he longs to take a stand on his own, but he is conflicted and torn in so many areas, can he really follow his head and heart or does he need to live up to the expectations he feels he must to please others?
Andrews' style of writing is so easy to read and I was immediately drawn into the story in the first chapter. The writing is very descriptive so that I feel as if I am transported to the story's setting and immersed in the characters' lives. It was easy to empathize with both Solomon and Arielah as they struggle to be themselves in the midst of others' expectations and plans for them. The story of Solomon comes alive in these pages and this is a treasure not to be missed for all historical fiction fans!
“Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”