The Pharaoh’s Daughter: A Treasures of the Nile Novel
About the Book:
“Fear is the most fertile ground for faith.”
“You will be called Anippe, daughter of the Nile. Do you like it?” Without waiting for a reply, she pulls me into her squishy, round tummy for a hug.
I’m trying not to cry. Pharaoh’s daughters don’t cry.
When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiya’s chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and don’t look back.
Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.
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?
About the Author:
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.
I love biblical fiction and when I seen Mesu Andrew’s had a new book coming out based on The Pharaoh’s Daughter and Moses, I couldn’t wait to read it. But I will be honest, I felt lost, all of the Egyptian Names really caught me off guard. It also may have been because I have been through a lot while reading this book.
I love the story of Moses from the Bible and thought hearing the story through the eyes of Pharaoh’s Daughter would bring more things to light and it did. Mesu Andrews is a wonderful author and she takes pride in using God’s Word as a foundation for her writings.
Even though I didn’t understand or couldn’t really get into this book doesn’t mean you won’t. I will try to read it again after things calm down around here. Struggling with loss and dealing with a lot of other things, my mind isn’t clear. I do recommend this book to those that love biblical fiction.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review.