Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the Book Tour of, The Runaway Heir
by, Janice Broyles, which is being hosted by HFBT!
The Runaway Heir
by Janice Broyles
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Late November Literary
eBook & Paperback; 333 Pages
Series: The Secret Heir, Book #2
Genre: Biblical Fiction
In Ancient Palestine, Michal, a young Israeli princess, marries the man she loves, but it comes with a high price. She must spy on him and report back to her father, the notorious King Saul. Michal hopes her father will forget his animosity toward the giant-killing David, and that she and David can finally live a life of peace together. Unfortunately, her father comes to collect on Michal’s promise, and she is forced to choose between betraying her father or her husband. Her decision launches her life on a path she never expected. Michal and David are ripped apart for eight years. One is forced into a loveless second marriage, the other is forced to run for his life. If they can survive the vengeful King Saul, they may have a chance at restoring their love. But a lot can change in eight years, and Michal and David are not the same as they once were.
“Janice Broyles has done an exceptional job of bringing the Biblical persons of David and Michal to life through multiple layers of character and humanity. Alternating between each character’s point of view, the reader is given a glimpse into their personal conflicts, fears, and victories which lifts them out of the pages of Scripture into the hearts and minds of the reader…” -Nan Jones, author of The Perils of a Pastor’s Wife
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own
The Runaway Heir is the second book in the David series, An exceptional fictionalized retelling of a historical story about the ancient kingdom of Israel.
The rise of an enigmatic shepherd boy who rose from humble beginnings of sheep herder to the mighty warrior, and later the anointed..King David.
This second book delves into the brutal years where David’s life’s is constantly in peril. The paranoid, and extremely jealous, King Saul is determined to see David fail, and ultimately die. David had no choice but to leave his beloved, Michal behind. He has vowed that he would come back, but after so many years have passed, and after everything that has happened will he be able to keep his promise and return to her.
There’s something riveting about reading of ancient Israel, and it’s surrounding areas The lives of Michal and David come to life through the pages of books. This second book in its series is everything I hoped it would be. Richly detailed with captivating well developed characters, along with stunning atmospheric elements. A passionate fictional account that is adventurous as it highly original. Through the author keen precision narration the characters leap of the page.
A perfectly written book that will hold your complete attention from beginning to end. I loved every page of this book, and I recommend reading it to all my friends and family.
*Historical Notes *
David in the Hebrew scriptures, 1 Samuel 16, introduces readers to a young man who will capture not only the heart of the nation of Israel, but also the heart of God.
The Old Testament Prophet Samuel (c. 1200–1050 BCE)
Saul was chosen king both by the judge Samuel and by public acclamation. Saul was similar to the charismatic judges who preceded him in the role of governing; his chief contribution, however, was to defend Israel against its many enemies, especially the Philistines.
The king of the Kingdom of Israel and Judah. King Saul reign, is traditionally placed in the late 11th century BCE, this marked a transition from a tribal society to statehood
About the Author
Janice Broyles is an award-winning author. She resides in Winston Salem, North Carolina, where she teaches at a local college. She spends the majority of her free time researching history and retelling fantastical stories. Luckily her husband and two sons understand her passion for history and making stories come alive. When not researching or writing, Janice Broyles enjoys spending time with her family and hanging out with her close circle of friends. The Runaway Heir is the second book to her David saga. The Secret Heir, released in 2018, is the first novel of the series. The Anointed Heir, the third book in the series, is set to be released by the end of 2020. Janice enjoys spending time with her husband of 23 years and their two sons and one dog.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, January 7
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Friday, January 10
Review at Historical Graffiti
Sunday, January 12
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Tuesday, January 14
Guest Post at Jorie Loves a Story
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a signed copy of The Runaway Heir! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on January 14th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
Only one entry per household.
All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.