Daughter of the King

Christian - Historical Fiction
256 Pages
Reviewed on 12/23/2012
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Author Biography

Sharon Faucheux was born in New Orleans, LA. Raised in Austin, Texas, she graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Psychology. After living in several others states and countries, she now resides in San Antonio, Texas. Sharon’s favorite activity is traveling with her always entertaining family.

Carlene Havel has lived in several US States and two foreign countries, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. She is very active in her church and has a degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Carlene and her husband are native Texans.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Gayani Hathurusingha for Readers' Favorite

"The Daughter of The King" by Carlene Havel and Sharon Fauchuex is extremely palatable to a reader who adores historical fiction replete with creativity. The novel is a fictional recreation of the story related to Princess Michal, the daughter of King Saul. The writers have selected the subject for their piece of writing quite aptly, from the realm of the exotic world of royals depicted in the Holy Bible. While the Biblical allusions provide the novel with its structure or the literary framework, Havel and Faucheux utilize their creative imagination to elaborate the vivid circumstances there.

The novel "The Daughter of the King" is capable of transporting the reader to the far away social context of a bygone era. The characters, geographical locations and the lifestyle presented through the chapters provide the reader with a novel experience and that itself contributes considerably to augmenting the artistic unity and readability of the novel. Yet the development of the character of the protagonist, Princess Michal, implies that human emotions and relationships remain the same, irrespective of time or context. The writers provide elaborate details of the unfamiliar landscape and the lifestyle unfolded through the events of the plot. Ultimately, the novel interlaces romance, adventure and actual religious history, making the reading of the book a pleasurable experience. Moreover, the writers have successfully addressed the challenge of preserving the verisimilitude of the plot, and the originality of scripture, displaying their ability to spin fiction out of stark facts.

Victoria Pitts Caine

This is a wonderful story and well worth reading. I found it very informative and enjoyable.

Mary L. Ball

Love the review. Good things will happen with this novel.

Bonnie McCune

Sounds like a wonderful read. True to life characters, history and attractive setting all wrapped in one.

Gay N. Lewis

This is an entertaining story based on historical fact. It's a joy to recommend.