Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Love's Sacred Song by Mesu Andrews

5 out of 5 stars!


Wisdom came as God's gift, but sacred love was forged through passion's fire

Standing in the shadow of his famous father, young King Solomon wavers between fear and bravado, longing for a love that is true and pure--a love that can be his cornerstone.

A shepherdess in the northern city of Shunem, Arielah has known since she first laid eyes on Solomon that it was her destiny to become his bride. When her father secures a promise from Solomon to marry Arielah as a treaty bride to help unite the kingdom, it seems her dreams will come true.

But how can this simple shepherdess live as part of Solomon's harem? Can Solomon set aside his distractions to give himself completely to just one woman? Or will he let duty, deception, and the daily routine divide his heart?


If I could give this book a ten star rating, I would! To be honest, I'm putting it right up there with Redeeming Love! Yes, it's that good.

Mesu Andrews' newest novel, Love's Sacred Song, is a powerful rendition of the Songs of Solomon. It captivates in the same way the Shula-mite bride captivated Solomon.

Andrews pens a novel that thrusts readers into an emotionally gripping story, capturing the beautiful poetry of the Songs of Solomon and transforming it into magnificent, passion-filled prose that moves the heart. She skillfully works in the historical and biblical implications found in Kings and Chronicles, expounding on the lessons we find inside those ancient pages while masterfully immersing her readers into another time and place, surrounding us with characters and "Sunday school lessons" that become living, breathing people who capture the heart and stir emotions. 

Love's Sacred Song is a romance unlike any other. Andrews sweeps us into a passionate story that sheds light on those often hard to comprehend poetical phrases found in Songs of Solomon.  

While true to the events and portrayal of the characters found in Kings and Chronicles, Love's Sacred Song draws its main plot from the book of Songs, spinning the poetry into an entire novel. The dialogue between the Lover and the Beloved is worked into the dialogue of the main characters--but it's done in such a way that it never comes across as corny. In addition, Andrews weaves some proverbs into the plot, as well as using Ecclesiastes to create a well-rounded story and character. She even throws some psalms in there, too!

I have not only studied the kings of Judah to a various extent, but I've also delved into studying Songs of Solomon and the theories that surround it. Having delved into these subjects, I give Andrews one of the highest marks in capturing its accuracy historically, Biblically, theologically, and romantically. 

While romance is usually geared toward women, I believe both men or women can not only enjoy this novel, but value the depth of Biblical truth etched into the pages of this story.

Love's Sacred Song not only points to the most sacred song ever created, but will earn a scared place in reader's hearts as well. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Don't miss Shelf Life's interview with Mesu Andrews on the 16th! 
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About the Author 

Mesu Andrews is the author of Love Amid the Ashes and is an active speaker who has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep understanding and love for God's Word, Andrews brings the biblical world vividly alive for her readers. She lives in Washington


Available from Revell Publishers in ebook and print formats 


  1. Hey Holly! Just wanted you to know you've been tagged! Enjoy and be blessed! http://faerytalesarereal.blogspot.com/2012/03/ive-been-tagged.html
    Megan S.


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