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"A beautifully detailed romance set to the stunning background of Egypt in its heyday of power, wealth and majesty."
-The Bookworm Chronicles
"A wonderfully detailed glimpse at Egyptian society and culture."
-A Word's Worth

"Both Joseph and Asenath come to life in these pages."
-The Book Worm's Library

"The author has written an absorbing and well researched portrayal of Asenath, the wife of Joseph.  The descriptions throughout the book were beautiful."
-Diana Wallis Taylor, author of JOURNEY TO THE WELL

"An irresistably readable novel! Asenath is an endearing heroine from the Book of Genesis and her tale is one of high adventure and passionate love amid the turbulent world of Ancient Egypt."
-Historical Novel Review

"Patricio braids her knowledge of Egyptology and Hebrew scripture together to spin a captivating love story. This huggable village girl growing up on the edge of two cultures will win your heart."
-Lee Harmon, author of REVELATION: THE WAY IT HAPPENED

"Ms. Patrico has crafted an innovative, satisfying tale of the wife of the Biblical character, Joseph. Rich in imagery and description, ASENATH transports you to an ancient land of mystery and breathes vibrant life into a little-known figure from a well known story."
-Bruce Judisch, author of A PROPHET'S TALE

"The lush descriptions of ancient Egypt intertwined with a biblical narrative made ASENATH a compelling read."
-Deborah Galiley, author of POLISHED ARROWS

About the Author

Anna Patricio is a lover of ancient history, with a particular interest in Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. She is also intrigued by the Ancient Near East, though she has not delved too much into it but hopes to one day.

She undertook formal studies in Ancient History at Macquarie University. She focused mostly on Egyptology and Jewish-Christian Studies, alongside a couple of Greco-Roman units, and one on Archaeology. Though she knew there were very limited job openings for ancient history graduates, she pursued her degree anyway as it was something she had always been passionate about.

Then, about a year after her graduation, the idea to tackle historical fiction appeared in her head, and she began happily pounding away on her laptop. Asenath is her first novel.

On 22 September 2013, Anna married her fellow writer and best friend, Alfred D. Byrd.

Product Details

  • File Size: 656 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1926997263
  • Publisher: Imajin Books (August 28, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 28, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JSMUV0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Anna Patricio is a lover of ancient history, with a particular interest in Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. She is also intrigued by the Ancient Near East, though she has not delved too much into it but hopes to one day.

She undertook formal studies in Ancient History at Macquarie University. She focused mostly on Egyptology and Jewish-Christian Studies, alongside a couple of Greco-Roman units, and one on Archaeology. Though she knew there were very limited job openings for ancient history graduates, she pursued her degree anyway as it was something she had always been passionate about.

Then, about a year after her graduation, the idea to tackle historical fiction appeared in her head, and she began happily pounding away on her laptop. ASENATH is her first novel.

On 22 September 2013, Anna married her best friend and fellow writer, Alfred D. Byrd.

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Sometimes I hate reviewing books! When a book is great and I love it, the review is easy. However, if I don't love the book, the review is difficult. How do you point out the flaws without the author taking offense? I want my remarks to be constructive and honest but I don't want to offend. It would be so much easier if I knew the author personally.

I am going to be generous and give this a 3-star rating. Why? Growing up, my favorite Bible story was "Joseph of Egypt." He was my hero. I wanted to marry a man just like him. I even named my son after him. I never spent much time thinking about his wife. Because the author chose to bring to life the woman who stood beside my hero, she gets the extra star. I believe this story really could be a diamond in the rough.

Now, to the reasons I didn't love this book.

When the story began Asenath was very young. The writing very much reflected her age with its accompanying characteristics. However, the writing did not keep pace with the change in the character's age. Before Asenath's wedding she was still behaving like a teenage girl. There were moments I honestly thought I was reading the diary of a 16 year old--I longed to slap her. I wanted Asenath's maturity to be reflected in the writing.

I didn't need to be told that his eyes were hazel and olive nine times. Tell me once, perhaps even twice, and then leave it out of the description. For example, "The hues of his magical hazel-olive eyes glowed in the night..." (p 179) I already know from the previous descriptions what the hues are. Redundancy can really kill the flow of a story.

I felt at times that the writing was too modern. In a previous Biblical series I read, the modernization was not a distraction to me.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Fulcher VINE VOICE on November 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
When Anna sent me her request for me to review Asenath, I was intrigued by the story. I knew who Joseph was from Sunday School and Church but did not know of his wife. What I did not know at the time was I was about to begin a Bible Study of the Bad Girls of the Bible that would introduce me to a few other charcters from the story, Potiphar and Potiphar's wife (who does not have a name in the Bible, but obviously has a name in history). So I was even more fascinated when I began this book to know more of the players and the background in the story (and to know already that Potiphar's wife was a bad girl).

Now onto my review, I was entranced with Asenath from the first page. When Kyia (who will become Asenath) is abducted from her happy life I felt for her, but she manages to make a go of things. Then she is rescued, then things aren't happy when she is returned and she is taken to the city. Then things begin to look up for Kyia. I loved the short glimpses into her life. I think one thing I really liked about the book is it never gets bogged down too much by the daily things or in one period of her life. Ms. Patricio seems to set the scene for the period of Asenath's life, let enough of it play out to show what is going on, what is important and if there is something that needs to happen it happens then it moves on to the next point. This can also make it a little confusing, but I think she did a great job of breaking it up so the reader understands that it's now a few months or years later.

Asenath as a character is fascinating, she retains much of her peasant self even as she grows up in a High Preist's home. She still talks to servants and does not really see herself as above others which is a point of contention with her best friend and with her Father.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Debra on September 6, 2011
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Ancient Egypt comes to life in this work by promising new novelist, Anna Patricio. The engaging main character holds your interest from beginning to end. Although some of the modern-day terminology seems jarring at times, the research for this historical novel mixes well with the action and dialogue. This is Asenath's story, not Joseph's; it is written from her viewpoint in a simple and straightforward style. Though we are never allowed into Joseph's head, his character is much as we might imagine from the Biblical account. The story has a freshness and sincerity about it that is appealing.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By AnneB on January 30, 2012
Format: Paperback
I was really intrigued by the idea for this book. I like how Patricio takes a relatively unknown woman from the bible and creates an interesting story for her. The story begins with Asenath living a happy life with her family in a small village. One day the village is attacked and Asenath is captured and taken from her home. She is eventually freed but she has lost her family forever. She is later adopted by a wealthy couple and learns to enjoy her life again. One day she meets Joseph, and seems to fall instantly in love.

While I enjoyed the story I did have some problems with the book. I love historical fiction because I love getting taken away to another place and time through the story. This did not happen in this book for me. I think the main problem was that it is just too short of a book and lacks the details of the setting and the time to really pull you in. I also had a problem with the language in the book. The B word was use at least two times, and it just did not make sense to have that language in a book set in this time. I think if the author would have researched a little more and worked at making the dialogue more authentic to the time of the book it would have helped a lot.

I liked Asenath a lot and I thought Joseph was an interesting character as well. I would have liked to have read more about Joseph in the book. This is not a great piece of historical fiction but it is an interesting story with a strong female character.
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