Book Reviews of Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen

Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen
Queenmaker A Novel of King David's Queen
Author: India Edghill
ISBN-13: 9780312289195
ISBN-10: 0312289197
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
good books. Could use a bit more action and suspense.There seem to be too many holes and hanging loose ends. But, the story is good and has a good flow to it.
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Helpful Score: 4
I was disappointed with this one. I was looking for a substitute for Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis, and this was not it. Not a fun read at all. Skip this and try Orson Scott Card's Sarah--- it's incredible.
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Helpful Score: 3
Somewhat dull to me. I didn't like the characters at all!
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book! Very rich in details of the characters and landscape. Gives a insight look at life as a queen in biblical times. A don't miss read!!
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Helpful Score: 3
This book gives you a whole new opinion of The Biblical David. It is heart-wrenching and completely unforgettable. You won't be able to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful...in the same vein as The Red Tent.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this novel! It captivated me from the first line until the final one. I found the story to be enthralling, well thought out and full of period details that made the story come to life. This really impressed me as being more true to life than the version commonly depicted in the bible. If you liked the Red Tent, then this would be a good one for you. I am looking forward to more by this author.
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If you liked The Red Tent, you would like Queenmaker -- similar idea. This book follows the life of Michal, King David's queen. It is fascinating to me how she takes a woman from the Bible (who gets about 1 line in the Bible) and develops a complex, interesting character. Good read, this book made me think.
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Intoxicating! If you liked "The Red Tent," you will like this book too. It's a lot more than David and Goliath, that's for sure.
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A fascinating story of King David and the bewitching Bathsheba. Very enjoyable.
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I could not pick this book down! I loved it! I recommend it!
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Interesting concept but way to far fetched. Didn't appreciate the license author took with an historical figure. Bible students would not be amused.
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If you read this book as purely a historical novel with no reference to the Bible, it is a very captivating story and holds your interest. Unfortunately, I had a really hard time getting past the fact that it is EXTREMELY UNSCRIPTURAL!!! to say the least. There are so many Biblical truths that this author decided to change completely. The Bible says that David was that "apple of God's eye" and with the exception of his sin with Bathsheba, he was upright before the Lord. The Bible also shows how that the Lord brought terrible consequences on David and Israel because of this sin and David seriously repented. The author totally turns this around and makes the prophets of God as nothing but men pushing their own agendas instead of true men of God that spoke with God and relayed God's messages. As a biblical story it is full of heresy. As a non-biblical love story, it is well written.
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This was an interesting book. I enjoyed the insight into King David's court and the characterizations were very good.I have to say i did choose this book because of it's beautiful cover. I was glad when the story was as beautiful as the cover.
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Not a Biblical version, but interesting nonetheless.
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This was a excellent book, helps you to see into the world of women in that time and gives you a better understanding of what they were worth, their responsiblilites, and struggles. Very good read.
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Great read!