Love's Sacred Song by Mesu Andrews

Between Love's Sacred Song and  Love Amid the Ashes, Mesu Andrews has gained a new fan!  I love the combination of rich history and creative imagination in her books.  Love's Sacred Song is about King Solomon and his beloved in the beautiful verses of the book of Song of Solomon.  The verses that are shared at the beginning of each chapter add depth to the story. The characters and descriptions are vivid.  The emotions are strong and heartfelt.  It made me really wonder what their lives were like.  Who exactly was the woman who inspired the verses of Song of Solomon?  Also, now that I have finished the book, I want to go back and read all the Bible has to say about and by King Solomon.  
I would highly recommend this book.  

From the Back Cover:

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.
Mesu Andrews has now made my list of favorite authors!  Visit her website to learn more about her.  See my review of Love Amid the Ashes here.  I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review 

1 comment:

Emily Scifres said...

Hi there! If you liked Mesu Andrews' "Love's Sacred Song" or "Love Amid the Ashes" you'll love her new book "Love in a Broken Vessel." Check out her book trailer and promotional giveaway celebrating the book's upcoming release! http://www.mesuandrews.com/contests