Friday, July 8, 2016

The Pharaoh's Daughter

GIVEAWAY

ANDREWS, MESU
THE PHAROH'S DAUGHTER

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 another and infant brother during childbirth, a moment that awakened in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to become the bride of Sebak, the 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?

My Review:

Ancient Egypt comes to life in this stunning fictional account of the well-loved bible story about Moses in the bulrushes. Telling the tale from the perspective of Pharaoh's daughter is sheer genius -- an angle I haven't seen before or even thought much about. Andrews embellishes the tale with fascinating details about the ancient life and customs of the Egyptians. That alone is worth the read. But then, when the power of El Shaddai is revealed -- well it transforms a story of great loss into one of hope.

Complexities in relationships drive the plot as Egyptians and Hebrews are confronted with political intrigue, treachery and unspeakable danger. This isn't an easy read in places. The Egyptians were a brutal people and the author doesn't shy away from their atrocities as they hunger for power and revenge. As a woman, Anippe is a pawn for political gain. It's no wonder she's consumed with a relentless fear and uncertainty. Watching her grow into a woman God can use to save His people makes for an inspiring read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Pharaoh's Daughter please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 9 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. This book looks fantastic. And I love the over! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. The cover is eyecatching, isn't it? Good luck, Kate.

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  2. My sister LOVES these books. I don't know if she even realizes this one is out. She'll be so excited!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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    1. Glad to share the excitement. Good luck, J.C.

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  3. New author for me. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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    1. This is the first book I've read by Mesu Andrews but she has a number out -- all biblical fiction, I think. Good luck, Kim.

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  4. Biblical fiction is among my favorites to read. Especially ancient Egypt or Greece. Please include me, thank you.

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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    1. I thought of you when I was reading this one, Freda. Good luck.

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  5. Fun to enjoy stories a ought Eygpt and the people who ruled..would love to experience this story

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  6. The second book Miriam is amazing but I have not had a chance to read this one! Thank you, Kav!
    betherin02 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Ooohh... I wondered if she'd continue with Miriam's story! Must check that out. Good luck, Beth Erin.

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  7. I simply can't wait to read this! LOVE Mesu's stories!
    sherril2291ATgmailDOTcom

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  8. I've always thought I'd enjoy reading one of Mesu's Biblical fiction stories, though I haven't yet read one. This one might be a good one to try, since the story is so familiar. Thanks, Kav, for offering a copy of The Pharaoh's Daughter.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She really brings it to life, Kay. Good luck.

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  9. With a cover this special, I know the book has to be.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's really good marketing for sure. Good luck, Melanie.

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  10. This book looks very interesting! I'd love to win :)
    Siarra DOT Tarr AT gmail DOT com

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  11. Another yet-to-be-read book on my shelf...sigh...maybe one day I'll be caught up...LOL! Thanks for the review, Kav!

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    1. Ah, Trixi, what would be the fun of catching up? Then what would you do?

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  12. Mesu, you have such a gift in writing. Thank you for sharing your passion with us. God bless.

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  13. Kav, I love Biblical fiction! I can't wait to read this one. Thank you for the chance!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  14. I just read Miriam by Mesu Andrews and loved it! Thanks for hosting the giveaway for this one!
    alisonDOTlouiseATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I must hunt that one down next. Good luck, Alison.

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  15. I LOVE Mesu's writings, she brings so much historical value, and involves the reader every step of the way! Would live to have this with me on our Nicaragua mission adventures!

    missionwife AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. She does a wonderful job with bringing the history to life. Good luck, Melody.

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