A spellbinding story of a gifted king and the woman he loved but could not have. Told from Bathshebas perspective, author Roberta Kells Dorr brings to life the passion that almost cost David his kingdom and tested a peoples courage and faith in God. "David and Bathsheba" is colored richly with details of Bible-era Israel-from the details of the everyday way of life to details of the Jewish religion. Dorr brilliantly merges reality with folklore as she tells the story of two great characters of the biblical era. The book starts out with Bathsheba as a young girl and David as a strong willed rebellious military leader. It details the way they met and follows them all the way through their difficulties.