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By Ann Burton

ISBN-10: 045121479X

ISBN-13: 9780451214799

ISBN-10: 0786559306

ISBN-13: 9780786559305

They have been ladies of conviction and braveness, whose tales motivate the trustworthy to today. Now, Signet launches ladies of the Bible, a compelling new sequence for lovers of ancient fiction and romance. this can be the tale of Abigail... To settle her brother's playing debt, Abigail of Carmel convinces her boorish lord to marry her. Then exiled via him to the lifetime of a shepherdess, she grows to like David, the warrior son of Jesse, who will come face-to-face along with her husband in a mindless war-and ruin her hopes of peace.

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I had never considered looking for a husband; it was not something a woman did. Besides, without a zebed, who would have me? ’’ ‘‘You are right,’’ Rivai said, startling me. ‘‘I am nothing but a wastrel, am I not? Yet whatever happens to me, I shall have some good memories to warm me through the cold, hard years ahead. ’’ I would have my self-respect. Like prayer and hope, it was noble. Only now it did not feel very substantial. ‘‘It is late. ’’ I took the lopsided bowl from the wheel and mixed it back into the remaining clay.

I feared such an ungainly entrance might offend the master of the house, until I saw his surroundings. It was clear that manners had not been of import here recently. The remains of a large feast still lay on the tables, 60 Ann Burton beneath which skinny dogs slept among the discarded bones and scraps. When I saw two bare-breasted females, dressed in the abbreviated, semitransparent sadhin and standing on either side of a man sitting in a great chair, a startled gasp escaped me. Never had I seen women dressed so.

Maon law gives Nabal leave to take the debt owed from my family from our go’el,’’ he muttered. ’’ We were not subject to Maon law unless we lived or worked in that town. However, Maon’s distractions kept many undesirables away from Carmel, and I suspected that our shofetim would not bar the town’s authorities from pursuing and prosecuting my brother, even from a suspected swindler. ’’ No one in our quarter could. 38 Ann Burton My brother’s mouth tightened. ’’ ‘‘No one has the means to loan him that much, and we have nothing of value to serve as collateral.

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