"Both Joseph and Asenath come to life in these pages."
"The author has written an absorbing and well researched portrayal of Asenath, the wife of Joseph. The descriptions throughout the book were beautiful."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The lush descriptions of ancient Egypt intertwined with a biblical narrative made ASENATH a compelling read."
About the Author
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.