Prince of Israel Series on Kindle Vella features twelve fictional princes modeled after the Princes of Israel mentioned in the Old Testament in the book of Numbers, Chapter One verses five-fifteen.
Allow me to introduce my character, Nethaneel, the Prince of Issachar!
At the beginning of the story, Nethaneel is a bit of a know-it-all. He thinks he’s better than others because he’s wealthy and educated. Nethaneel is a religious scholar, a mighty man of valor, has an understanding of the times, a knowledge of the world, is scholarly, wealthy, and united in wealth and learning.
Basically, he needs to be knocked off his high horse!
In the first paragraph of the book Prince of Israel Series on Kindle Vella, he quite literally knocks into a woman named Naomi.
Naomi is a hard-working, uneducated cook at the hotel when Nethaneel is staying for the Tribute Festival. She has no idea he’s a prince and he doesn't tell her (for several chapters!).
In the story, Nethaneel and Naomi are competing for grant money from the same grantor. Nethaneel wants to repair a library at his alma mater university. Naomi wants to provide scholarships for low-income teens to attend college.
Nethaneel realizes fixing a library is important, but not if the youth of the community can’t afford to attend college. He immediately withdraws his proposal and asks the grant committee to fund Naomi’s proposal instead. He even volunteers to help run her youth program.
Thus begins a potential romance between Nethaneel and Naomi. You’ll have to read the book to watch how that plays out.
A little more about Nethaneel: he is twenty-two years old, lives in modern-day Kfar Tavor, Israel, and is best friends with his former college roommate, Eliab (Eli), the Prince of Zebulon. Eli is the guy who helped Nethaneel write their grant proposal. Needless to say, Eli is quite mad when he finds out Nethaneel withdrew their proposal… until he meets Naomi’s best friend, Hayley. But that’s a story for a different day.
You can meet Nethaneel and Naomi, Eli and Hayley, and all the other characters, now in the Prince of Israel Series on Kindle Vella.