Sometimes I wonder why more authors haven't written about David and Bathsheba - after all, it's a prime story. I came across a novel entitled Bathsheba by Jill Eileen Smith, and it is probably the best adaptation I have ever read. It captures in flawless accuracy and beautiful detail the story of the last years of King David's reign, from his fall with Bathsheba to his annointing Solomon as king. It was both uplifting and heartbreaking, uplifting because of the message of total forgiveness and heartbreaking because of the painful reminder that all good things must come to an end. A fabulous read that I could not put down until I finished it, I would recommend this book for any and everyone!