The story of Ailea, a beautiful daughter of an Aramean general who is captured by David's army. Taken back to Jerusalem by Jonathan, one of David's "mighty men," Ailea is tutored in the ways of the God of Israel by Shageh, a wise elder. Soon both Ailea and Jonathan are caught up in a game of cross and double cross that could cost both of them their lives.
The Heart of a Stranger is part of Kathy Hawkins’ historical fiction series, The Heart of Zion, which takes you on a journey through the lives of fictional characters in the biblical stories of David and Solomon.
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The telling of the story was great, the characters were living, and the scene was well set. But I do not recommend it. There is basically one thing, upon which the book builds, that I find sad and mean. The 'hero' meets a beautiful, spirited, angry captive and falls in love. So far great. However, while she thinks he is decent for a conqueror, she wants to go back to her old life. He foces her to marry him. I found the brief description of the wedding night sad and I lost all previous feelings of affection for the hero. Ick, Ick, Ick.