Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Michal by Jill Eileen Smith

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Revell (March 1, 2009)


Jill Eileen Smith


Jill Eileen Smith is the author of several articles, poems, and stories, and her unpublished novels have placed in five writing contests in the past five years. A children’s story, which she wrote for her church led her youngest son to faith in Christ several years ago; much like a gospel tract led her to the Lord at a similar age.

That story, “Seeking Treasureland,” is now available. Jill is a member of several online writing groups and helps promote fellow authors’ works through monthly interviews on the "Spotlight" page of her website. She, along with her husband and children, are active members in their local church. A stay-at-home mom, she homeschooled the couple’s three sons for twelve years through high school, seeing them go on to higher education.

In her spare time, Jill teaches piano, reads, does picture scrap-booking, and enjoys trying out new recipes, especially those that include dark chocolate. Jill and her family make their home in Southeastern Lower Michigan.


Can their epic search for true love survive a father's fury?
The daughter of King Saul, Michal lives a life of privilege--but one that is haunted by her father's unpredictable moods and competition from her beautiful older sister.

As a girl, Michal quickly falls for the handsome young harpist David. But soon after their romance begins, David must flee for his life, leaving Michal at her father's mercy in the prison that is King Saul's palace.

Will Michal ever be reunited with David? Or is she doomed to remain separated from him forever?

Against the backdrop of opulent palace life, raging war, and daring desert escapes, Jill Eileen Smith takes you on an emotional journey as Michal deals with love, loss, and personal transformation as the first wife of King David. Jill Eileen Smith has more than twenty years of writing experience, and her writing has gathered acclaim in several contests. Her research into the lives of David's wives has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Michal, go HERE

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Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
Angela at God Uses Broken Vessels
April at Projecting A
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Caleb at Reviews Plus+
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at My Life in Words…Books…
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at Country At Heart
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at Quiverfull Family Blog
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristinia at Loving Heart Mommy
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
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Deena said...

Posted--no review yet due to family emergencies, but SOON!

Deanna said...

Read this all in one sitting. Love it. I will post this with my review tomorrow night!

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Angela Breidenbach said...

Mine is up. My review as at the bottom of the post. I am loving it!

Cara Putman said...

I'm up with a giveaway but no review yet due to two deadlines of my own.

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I am up! Just picked this up yesterday, but SO looking forward to reading it!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Rel said...

Up down under...review to come.

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted and review to follow. I'm in the middle of reading it. It's wonderful.

Nessa said...

Posted & Pinged!

Kim said...

Posted with a review. Pinged.


loves to read said...

Posted with review. The book was great!

Lynetta said...

Awesome book! My post and review is up.

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

Andi said...

Posted and pinged. Good so far, not liking some of her opinion of Johnathon.

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Posted and pinged!


Illuminating Fiction said...

Up and running and pinged.

Tarasview said...


Sunny said...

scheduled for Friday, no review yet

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Ruth said...


Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Pam said...

Posted - no review this time.

Becky said...

Mine's up now

Pattie said...

Posted & pinged. I'm not finished with the novel yet but will review when I do. :)

stampedwithgrace said...

posted and pinged :)

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged!

Kelly Klepfer said...

Reviewed at the Dregs. Bonus post at Novel Reviews

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with comments and pinged.

Andrea said...

Mine's up!

Georgiana said...

Scheduled for Friday morning =)

Peg said...

Set to post in the morning, with review.



CeeCee said...

Posted. Once I read it, I'll review the book.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review will come later, though I left a few comments about my initial impressions. :)

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted with review. Really enjoyed it.


Janna said...

Love, love, love this book - posted with review.

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...