King Solomon, adored song of King David, was once simply one of David’s sons with no assurance of ever becoming ruler. On the edge of adulthood, Solomon’s heart was captured by a lowly shepherdess, a young maiden chosen to serve King David in his later years. Solomon longed to marry her, but his mother, Bathsheba, wanted the throne for him – and nothing would stand in the way. Solomon battles against family expectations, fights against heartbreak, and longs for his first love.
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Shades of Mercy by Anita Lustrea and Caryn Rivadeneira opens with the main character receiving a letter from her granddaughter that takes her back to the early days of her life. She begins recalling the events that shaped her into the woman she was to become. Here’s an excerpt from that opening scene:
…Laurel had written – a real letter! On real paper! – to say she’d like to spend her time learning the New York her grandfather and I first lived in all those years ago, when her grandfather’s graduate work brought us to Columbia University and the start of our lives together.
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