Bathsheba Author:Roberta Kells Dorr One stifling summer evening in Jerusalem, lovely young Bathsheba goes to the roof of her house to bathe. when a noise startles her, she covers herself quickly with a towel and looks behind her to the pavilion of the royal palace across the narrow alleyway. all is in darkness. — But, unseen on the palace roof, a man has been watching - King David ... more »himself. impulsively he dispatches a message that will ultimately spawn adultery, murder, suicide, ear, and division of the kingdom of Israel. Bathsheba is the story of a woman whose beauty overwhelmed a king and brought disgrace to a nation. it is the story of battles fought on the sun-baked plains of ancient Israel...of place intrigue and village romance... of lust and devotion, treachery and responsibility.
From out of the past comes figures as contemporary as tomorrow's headlines: men and women locked in the eternal struggle for power, governed by appetites they wrestle to control, and all told by a master storyteller.« less