The Heart of a King
King Solomon was wealthy and wise beyond measure. He could--and did--have anything he wanted, including many women from many lands. But for all his wisdom, did he or the women in his life ever find what they searched for all of their lives?
In this engrossing novel, you'll find yourself whisked away to ancient Israel, where you'll meet Solomon and four of the women he loved:
Naamah, the desert princess
Abishag, the shepherdess
Siti, the daughter of a pharaoh
Nicaula, the queen of Sheba.
As you experience the world of Solomon through his eyes and the eyes of these women, you'll ask yourself the ultimate question: Did Solomon's wisdom ultimately benefit him and those he loved . . . or did it betray them?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. This book is mostly focused on King Solomon and his relationship with God. I do like how the book is parted out by the first half featuring Solomon's first two wives, Naamah and Abishag and the second half with Siti and Nicaula. This allowed me to get to know the women better without being introduced to all of them at the same time.
Of the four women, I thought I had a favorite but it is hard to choose. This is because each woman is different from one another. They each had a purpose and a reason for being in Solomon's life. I do truly believe that at one point Solomon really did love each woman; even, though, he was materialist. HIs reason for marrying each woman was not just for love but for power.
There is a quote that I really loved that happened early on in the book. It is when Naamah is worrying about how she will be enough for Solomon as his wife. Bathsheba tells Naamah "Only God can give us all that we need, Only He can feed the hungriest places in our soul."