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The Pharaoh's Daughter: A Treasures of the Nile Novel Paperback – March 17, 2015
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Mesu Andrews’ deep understanding of and love for God's Word brings the biblical
world alive for her readers. Her first novel, Love Amid the Ashes won the
2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author. Her three subsequent novels, Love's
Sacred Song, Love in a Broken Vessel, and In the Shadow of Jezebel all released to
great reader enthusiasm. Mesu lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Roy.
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Miriam realistically struggles with the feeling that God disapproves of or has abandoned her. At times, these emotions take over, but she is still able to communicate Yahweh's love and faithfulness to others, especially her nephew Eleazar and his intended, Taliah. Neither are eager to believe in Yahweh. Taliah has grown up as an outcast because although a Hebrew, she was taken into the Egyptian harem. Eleazar has felt the sting of his parents' rejection and gone through so many trials, he sees God as a vindictive and petty Being. Both these characters must go on an arduous spiritual journey to find the truth. The journey is well-written and gratifying. I especially found myself identifying with the intellectual Taliah.
Mesu remains true to the Scriptural account of the plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, while giving readers realistic details and peeks into psyches that the Bible doesn't offer. She also fleshes out characters who are only names to many Bible readers. I'm going to investigate her other books soon and invite you to do so as well. I also hope for a third or even fourth Treasures of the Nile story.
Mesu Andrews carefully unearthed truth from Exodus and used the pieces she discovered to recreate one of the mightiest stories of God's redemption. I kept my Bible close while reading Miriam so that I could see the truth woven in the story.
If you have never read the first 15 chapters of Exodus, Miriam provides a story to set the scene. If you have read these chapters a hundred times, Miriam fills in the blanks so that you can consider what might have been.
I received this book from Waterbook Press, a division of Penguin Random House, in exchange for an honest review.
A little Egyptian girl who was adopted,
then became the Pharaoh's sister,
became a wife to a soldier,
eventually rescued a Hebrew boy,
became Pharaoh's daughter,
ended up being sheltered and became a Hebrew woman.
This was Mesu Andrews' Christian Biblical fiction story
of the adopted mother of Moses
in the first book of the Treasure of the Nile series called
"The Pharaoh's Daughter"
I had a very difficult time putting it down as I got attached to most of the characters (except for the Pharaohs and Viziers - they all seemed like greedy crooks - and a couple others were a bit on the "nutty" side).
It had enough suspense to keep me turning the pages, yet slow enough that it didn't keep me up late at night.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I hope I get a chance to read the rest of the series some day!
Here was one of my favorite passages:
The Ramessid officer halted and banged on the door of the tower with the the hilt of his dagger.
"Squad four, returning with prisoners."
A metal latch clanked, and a small peep door opened. A set of dark eyes squinted beneath a bushy black brow.
"Why take prisoners? If they are Hittites, kill them. If they are escaping slaves, kill them. If they're-"
Mered's captor bashed his dagger against the door.
"They say they have a message for the general (Horemheb) and commanders Sebak and Pirameses.
Do you want to withhold a message from any of the three?"
The Pharaoh's Daughter by Mesu Andrews
found in Chapter 25
(an officer withholding information from a commanding general is NOT recommended ....)