Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Her writing is superbly crafted

An award-winning, internationally read, From Womens' Pens author and humorist, Susan Jean Ricci is best known for her series of works titled Cindy's Crusades. This is what she said about my novel, A Peek at Bathsheba:

5.0 out of 5 stars Her writing is superbly crafted and I’ve not been disappointed with any of her workDecember 9, 2014
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This review is from: A Peek at Bathsheba (The David Chronicles Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
The gifted writer and artist extraordinaire Uvi Poznansky’s A Peek at Bathsheba, The David Chronicles Volume 2, has done it again. Her writing is superbly crafted and I’ve not been disappointed with any of her work.

In A Peek of Bathsheba, the narrative begins with a soliloquy from an old man revealing his inability to understand his wives as a youth. Naturally, he’s reflecting on the past, which brings us to the heart of the matter, or the beginning of what he treasured so much about Bathsheba.

Now, I’m not an educated person regarding this time period regarding Israel’s history, but as Ms. Poznansky makes it so easy to understand the happenings of the day, I soon put my fears to rest and effortlessly continued on with her story.

Bathsheba says to David, our narrator, that there is a matter of life and death he must attend to, regarding her son. As the couple banters back and forth, we find their love for one another has not withstood the test of time – why this has occurred we have yet to discover.

David is a writer of psalms (yes, he’s that David), and expresses his desires within his prose to dictate how his kingdom shall be ruled. He’s made serious mistakes through out his lifetime, some of which can never be rectified. Bathsheba’s plea is haunting as she says to David, “I beg you: show me you still care. Read the scroll. Do it now, David, because this you must realize: my life, and the life of our son, are both in grave danger.”

Their story unfolds from there, through well-crafted backstory and psalms of David. Wars and battles will shape David’s destiny. He’s a young man coming into his majority who would someday be king, beginning with the collapse of The House of Saul. Plus, he’s a mighty selfish guy with a penchant for jewels, luxuries, and beauty.

Superficial? Perhaps. An egotist? Yes. Some men are like that, I suppose even to this day. This is where, you the reader will find solace and entertainment in discovering what makes a boy king into a man. Or did he ever step up to his mark in fulfilling his destiny?

I absolutely applaud how Ms. Poznansky took a complicated story and put a contemporary spin on an ancient tale, a deal sealer for me.

I urge you to put A Peek at Bathsheba on your to-read list. Or better yet, add the story to your Holiday wish list. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Five stars for Uvi Poznansky and a high five for enjoyment!

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