A BEAUTIFUL, SENSUAL NOVEL FEATURING ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED HEROINES OF THE BIBLE
Hannah and Pninah, once close childhood friends, become rivals for the attention of Elkanah, the man who has married them both. Pninah, passionate and independent, easily bears Elkanah many children, but bitter that he has taken her friend as a second wife, seeks fulfillment with her own secret lover. Hannah, the epitome of goodness and grace, remains completely devoted to her husband, but remains childless for many years, until a promise to God brings her the son she has yearned for.
Despite their differences, these two women must learn to live together, protecting their own interests as well as each other's, while sharing not only the love of their husband, but that of Hannah's son Samuel, who is destined to become one of the greatest prophets of the Jewish people. Speaking in the two women's own voices, this work of biblical fiction weaves the whole into one intriguing tale of sorrow, revenge and redemption through feminine strength and love.