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Defending David JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Defending David by Barbara M. Britton, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Defending David

Title: Defending David
Series: Tribes of Israel
Author: Barbara M. Britton
Publisher: Pelican Book Group (Harbourlight Books)
Release Date: February 25, 2022
Genre: Christian Historical Biblical Fiction

When a quiet journey to Jerusalem turns tragic, newly orphaned Rimona must flee a kinsman set on selling her as a slave. Racing into the rocky hills outside of Hebron, Rimona is rescued by a Philistine commander journeying to Jerusalem with six-hundred warriors.

Exiled commander, Ittai the Gittite, is seeking refuge in the City of David. Protecting a frantic Hebrew woman is not in his leadership plan. Although, having a nobleman’s niece in his caravan might prove useful for finding shelter in a foreign land.

Rimona and Ittai arrive in Jerusalem on the eve of a rebellion. In the chaos of an heir’s betrayal, will they be separated forever, or can they defend King David and help the aging monarch control his rebellious son?

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Barbara M. Britton

Barbara M. Britton lives in Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. Barb writes romantic adventures from Ancient Israel to Modern Day USA and especially enjoys bringing little-known Bible characters to light. She has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate. Barb is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. You can visit Barb online at www. or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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(1) winner will receive a Defending David Book Box with an autographed copy of Defending David, a CD of harp music, a historic-looking journal, colorful pens, a copy of “Lioness,” and a $25 Amazon gift card, swag!

Defending David JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 28, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on March 7, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. (international winner prize: ebook copies of Defending David and Lioness) Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.



Defending David JustRead Blog Tour

Launch Post @JustReadTours

February 28
Reading Excursions

March 1
Beauty in the Binding
The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife

March 2
Hallie Reads

March 3
Reading Is My SuperPower

March 4
Tell Tale Book Reviews
Lisa’s Reading
Breny and Books

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  1. Patricia B.

    This sounds like a good book and interesting read. The gift box is wonderful. The best part of this giveaway is these are books I can share with my daughter.

    • Barbara Britton

      Hi Patricia! Thanks for your kind comments on the book box. “Defending David” and “Lioness” follow Scripture in the Bible. “Defending David” follows II Samuel chapters 15-19:8. “Lioness” is the story of the daughters of Zelophehad in the book of Numbers–27:1-11, 36:1-12. I’m glad you are enjoying the tour.

  2. Beatrice LaRocca

    Congratulations on your recent book release, I like the cover and synopsis, this sounds like a wonderful story

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you, Beatrice. I was shocked when I discovered Ittai the Gittite in Scripture. I hadn’t heard of him until a few years ago. It was fun bringing his story to fiction.

    • Barbara Britton

      Hi Kari. David’s life was full of action and intrigue. Ittai is associated with a fascinating king. Thanks for joining us.

  3. Linda Palmer

    The book sounds very interesting! I’d love to read it. This author is new to me but her work sounds like I’d enjoy it.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you, Linda. It’s nice to “meet” you. I write mostly Biblical fiction, but I have written a WWI story. Ittai and King David were fun to bring to fiction.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you, Julie. I like to write novels with a faster pacing. I think it comes from teaching elementary school children.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you, Marisela. There’s a lot of intrigue with royals and David doesn’t disappoint. Thanks for joining us.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you for the kind words, Roxanne. As long as God keeps giving me story ideas, I will keep writing them.

  4. Eva Millien

    Congratulations on your release of Defending David, Barbara, your book sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular week!

    • Barbara Britton

      You have a spectacular week as well, Eva. Thanks for the new release kudos. I’m glad you’re here.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you, Debbie. I am so glad that I discovered Ittai–finally. Thanks for joining us.

    • Barbara Britton

      Well, thank you so much Audrey. You made my day, and night. I’m happy you like my books. I’m glad you joined us on the tour.

  5. Tracy Fritts

    Sounds very interesting and I look forward to reading this story. Thank you for sharing

  6. Anne

    defending David interests me as the biblical story is fascinating and memorable. Thanks for your wonderful giveaway.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thanks, Anne. I wanted the giveaway to be fun and I decided on a book box. They are quite popular now. Thank you for your kind comments on my book.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you, Auntie! I like writing Bible stories because there is a lot of action and relationship issues. God loves us even when we are dysfunctional. Thanks for commenting.

    • Barbara Britton

      Good question. I don’t know if we know for sure. Ittai does proclaim God as his Lord in II Samuel 15:16-22 and is given a command in the Hebrew army–over one third of the army. Would he have been circumcised? Perhaps he was if he had such a strong faith in God. David spent time in Philistia hiding from King Saul, so he could have shared his faith at that time with men from Philistia. That’s a question for heaven.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thanks for joining us. I had fun sharing a new Bible hero with the reading world.

    • Barbara Britton

      Thank you so much, Jodi. The Bible never ceases to amaze me. I’m glad you joined us.

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