Do you enjoy reading biblical fiction? You know, stories about things written in the Bible? Today on Find a Book Friday that is what I have found for you. A biblical novel about people from the Old Testament. Is it any good, you ask? Well, I read it all in one setting!
Author Caryl McAdoo has written a biblical fiction entitled “I AM My Beloved”. This 178 page book was easily devoured by me in one setting. I was immediately drawn into the interesting story and could not put it down. It is normal for author McAdoo’s to grab my attention and not let go.
Author McAdoo’s writing style is graceful and flows smoothly. Her characters are well defined and well rounded with attributes and flaws. The descriptive writing style took me back to ancient days and places. I felt like a visitor.
This is the tale of Solomon and Abishag. She was a chaste wife married to King David and still a virgin after his death. Then she is summoned to be with the new King Solomon. The book kept my attention but it is no action, adventure, big romance book. There are bedroom scenes when Abishag is sent in to be King David’s blanket by warming up a King whose failing heart cannot do the job. However, there is nothing sexual about it. This is a sweet book that will help you grow in your journey with God.
Abishag runs through a wide range and depth of emotions. The writing was so well done that I was taken with her, too. My heart broke for Abishag often and then I was able to laugh and rejoice. It was interesting reading the story of Song of Solomon acted out in a novel. Author McAdoo is so creative, fun, and emotional in her writing of this story. It gives it a breath of fresh air, although I did not agree with how everything was portrayed. It was captivating and hard to put down.
Definitely this book gets my recommendation. If you like biblical fiction you will not want to miss this. It is sweet yet gives you things to reflect upon during and after reading it. Get a group together because this would be a nice book club selection. I received a copy of this book from the author. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars. The opinions and review are my own, honest ones.