Book review: Michal’s Window by Rachelle Ayala
In ancient Israel, where women are property, Princess Michal loves her father’s worst enemy, the future King David. She sacrifices everything to save his life, but will her heart survive war and separation?
Michal’s story comes to life in this powerful and emotional journey through love and heartache to self-realization. Her intense love for King David coupled with tragic circumstances causes her to do the unthinkable. Too strong for her time, Michal’s story resonates with women today.
- Book cover – 5 points – very appealing
- Cohesive storyline – 5 points – it stays on course, even though this is a long read
- Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation (SGP) – 4.9 points – in 458 pages, I noted only 12 editing errors
- Character development – 5 points – you definitely get to know the characters in this book
- Credibility – 4 points – as a fictionalized account of what we don’t see in Bible stories about King David, the events as they unfold in the novel seem plausible
OVERALL – The length of the book began to wear on me a bit, but I hung in until the end. 😀 The author does a great job of keeping you interested in what’s going on. I haven’t read much Christian fiction, but Michal’s Window will prompt me to give more of it a try. I’d recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in Christian fiction and enjoys the story of King David. Rachelle does a really nice job of not making the information so fictional that a Christian would get caught up stumbling across misinformation instead of enjoying “what might have happened.”