A Novel

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Can love triumph over treachery?

Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her husband away fighting the king's wars, she battles encroaching loneliness--which makes it all too easy to succumb to the advances of King David. Will one night of unbridled passion destroy everything she holds dear? Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God forever?

With a historian's sharp eye for detail and a novelist's creative spirit, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the passionate and emotional story of David's most famous--and infamous--wife. You will never read the story of David and Bathsheba the same way again.


"With attention to detail and a narrative style that draws one in, Jill Eileen Smith brings the biblical days of King David to life. I find her works thoroughly engrossing, and she receives my highest recommendation as an author of biblical fiction."--Kim Vogel Sawyer, award-winning author of My Heart Remembers

"Bathsheba is a wonderful illumination of David and Bathsheba's story, ultimately one of redemption and restoration with Adonai. The historical detail drew me in as much as the vivid emotional drama, making this biblical account one that will stay with me forever." --Maureen Lang, author of The Oak Leaves and the Great War series

"Bathsheba is Jill Eileen Smith's finest work to date. It vividly portrays the devastation caused by selfish passion and betrayal, and the incredible blessing of repentance and restoration through God's grace. Readers will savor this final chapter of the Wives of King David."--Jill Stengl, award-winning author of Wisconsin Brides

"This well-researched and beautifully crafted story will resonate in your heart and mind long after you've read the final page. With beauty and truth, Jill Eileen Smith will take you back in time to reveal the consequences of sin coupled with the depth of God's grace and forgiveness. An excellent read with a message that transcends time."--Judith Miller, author of the Daughters of Amana series

"Jill Eileen Smith has written a beautiful, poignant tale about one of the most well-known women in the Bible. Bathsheba's story is complex and deftly handled, a fitting end to Smith's acclaimed Wives of King David series. Highly recommended."--Kathleen Fuller, author of A Summer Secret, A Hand to Hold, and The Secrets Beneath

The Author

  1. Jill Eileen Smith
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    Jill Eileen Smith

    Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling and award-winning author of the biblical fiction series The Wives of King David, Wives of the Patriarchs, and Daughters of the Promised Land, as well as The Heart of a KingStar of Persia: Esther's...

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