A stunning accomplishment: My review of Love's Sacred Song

Love's Sacred Song, Mesu Andrews, 978-0-8007-3408-4


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?

Mesu Andrews expertly weaves the words of the Song of Solomon into this touching story of the power of love from a master storyteller.


Love's Sacred Song is a stunning accomplishment. Mesu Andrews has brought to life the story of Solomon in a way that I have never before appreciated. It is clear that the author has done careful research in crafting this story, creating a story that is true to the Biblical account while forming a fast-paced plot that is emotionally gripping. When I have considered Solomon's story in the past, I have always wondered how a man with such an incredible number of wives and concubines as Solomon could possibly form the level of intimacy with one woman that would explain the writing of the beautiful and intimate Biblical book Song of Songs. For the first time, Mesu Andrews has helped me to consider how this could have occurred. The characters are beautifully developed, and the plot is filled with twists and turns that captured my interest from start to finish. Prepare to be moved by this skillfully written story, one that is going to stick with me long after I place this book back on the shelf. This is indeed a book I will be picking up again and again, not only because it is a well-written and entertaining read, but because it carries a powerful message of love and faith and the battle between God's will and our own desires, that his plan is always far greater than our own.

Should anyone ever try to tell you that Biblical fiction is boring, put a copy of this book in their hands. They will not be disappointed. I highly recommend this book and award it 5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


 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.