Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Pharaoh's Daughter (Treasures Of The Nile #1) by Mesu Andrews

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  • Series: Treasures of the Nile
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (March 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601425996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601425997

    Synopsis: “Fear is the most fertile ground for faith.”

  • Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile. 

  • When she finds a baby floating in a basket on the great river, Anippe believes Egypt’s gods have answered her pleas, entrenching her more deeply in deception and placing her and her son Mehy, whom handmaiden Miriam calls Moses, in mortal danger.

  • As bloodshed and savage politics shift the balance of power in Egypt, the gods reveal their fickle natures and Anippe wonders if her son, a boy of Hebrew blood, could one day become king. Or does the god of her Hebrew servants, the one they call El Shaddai, have a different plan—for them all? 

Review: I enjoy Biblical fiction which makes people and events of the Bible more real to me, and this story definitely fits the bill. This is the story of Moses, although it focuses more on his adopted mother and her story, giving us a different perspective from the one we read in the Bible. 

The political intrigue of ancient Egypt plays out all around Anippe, involving her brother, her adopted parents, her husband, and everyone around them. We see Anippe grow from a pampered princess to a mature, responsible wife and mother--from a character I didn't really care for at first to one I grew to admire and respect.

The next book in the series will focus on Miriam, the older sister of Moses, who we began to get to know in this book. I look forward to reading it as well.

Rating: Five stars

About the author
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Mesu Andrews is an author and speaker who has devoted herself to passionate study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep love for God’s Word, Andrews brings the biblical world alive for her audiences.

Mesu and her husband, Roy, have two grown children and (Praise God!) a growing number of grandkids. They live in Washington, where Roy teaches at Multnomah University. They have a Rottweiler-pitbull named Bouzer who keeps Mesu company while she writes.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This sounds very good, Teresa. Thanks for the review as I'd not heard of this series before. :)
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