The Pharaoh's Daughter: A Treasures of the Nile NovelMesu Andrews
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 ev... Read More
To provide her future husband Sebak the heir he deserves though, she launches 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?
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Mar 17, 2015
- UPC: 9781601425997
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 384
- Publish Date: Mar 17, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042030"
- ISBN: 1601425996
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- Intrigue in the Court!! by Babbling Becky L on 4/16/2016
Thank you, Mesu Andrews!! I, like the main character, Anippe, didn't really have a clue to how bad the Israelite slavery was, or the depravity of man in war could be. In the Pharaoh's Daughter, Mesu paints a graphic picture of the intrigue,avarice,insanity, and violence of ancient Egypt.
Having always been fascinated with the pyramids, the hieroglyphics, the stories of the ancient Egyptian gods, here is the the counterpoint to that amazing view. We see not only the riches and power of Egypt, but the corruption, the devaluation women, the plotting to ascend and keep the throne,the horrific condition of slaves.
Fear, peace,terror, greed, contentment, want, plenty, life, death, love, and hate;all are woven together as deftly as the famous Egyptian cotton into an incredibly moving story that will stay with me forever.
Halfway through this story, I wondered how Mesu can justify not sticking to Biblical accounts. As I read on, I was amazed at the twists that proved that Mesu DOES INDEED STAY TRUE TO SCRIPTURE, but uses strategic verses and story turns that sews everything seamlessly together.
I was thrilled to received this book and another as a gift through a contest sponsored by Mesu Andrews, Multmomah/Waterbrook, and Mommynificent's blog.
- The Pharaoh's Daughter Is Truly a Treasure! by kad1964 on 3/17/2015
Mesu Andrews is one of my favorite Biblical fiction writers, so when a new book by her nears publication, I am always anxious to read it. This time, I was thrilled to receive an advance copy with no obligation -- just the desire for a fair, honest review, which I will give here.
I am delighted to say that, even with the highest of expectations, I was not disappointed! The book recounts the story of Moses from a unique perspective -- that of Anippe, the daughter of Pharaoh, who found the Hebrew baby Moses in a basket and raised him as her son, an Egyptian prince. I had always found the story of Moses fascinating, and this take on how things might have been from Pharaoh's daughter's perspective certainly made for an intriguing read.
I love how each chapter of The Pharaoh's Daughter begins with a scripture verse that relates to the story. The author's strong desire to make her stories historically accurate is readily evident in the detail she uses. The characters are so well-developed that they could walk right off the page!
I laughed, cried, fumed, and rejoiced as I read this story and have no doubt that I will be reading it again. It's one of those books that is sure to be a favorite and just begs for multiple readings!
- The Pharaoh’s Daughter will appeal to both historical fiction and biblical fiction fans. by Amanda on 3/17/2015
Chances are, you know the story of Moses–a Hebrew babe saved from crocodile infested waters and raised in an Egyptian palace (Exodus 2). Now it’s time to read his story like you have never before – through the eyes of Anippe, the Pharaoh’s Daughter. With the help of author Mesu Andrews, immerse yourself in the luxury of ancient Egypt, stand in the throne room of King Tut, and set adrift on the Nile River… But beware! Danger abounds, and one must be careful with whom they confide their secrets. Reconciling ancient history with biblical accounts, Mesu Andrews delivers an eye-opening account that will send you running back to scripture.
Let me begin by confessing that I have read every book Mesu Andrews has written to date. I am fascinated by the obscure details that she mines from God’s Word. I don’t know how anyone could ever tire of reading the bible because God has hidden so many treasures within. Treasures that great biblical fiction titles like this selection bring to light. The biblically inspired plot twists in this book blew my mind!!
The Pharaoh’s Daughter will appeal to both historical fiction and biblical fiction fans. It is laden with irresistible and dynamic characters. Due to their cruel treatment of Hebrew slaves, a few Egyptian characters drew my ire, but overall I felt a keen attachment to the cast. Historical fiction fans will relish the rich details of the Egyptian-Hittite war, successions to the throne, fashion, commerce, and cultural norms of the day. Christian readers and biblical fiction connoisseurs will recognize a number of biblical truths revealed throughout the storyline: God love is for all mankind, deception is a slippery slope, hope enables us to endure all things, and all other gods fall short of the glory of the One True God. This book is sure to entertain and inspire a wide audience.
The Pharaoh’s Daughter hits bookstores March 17th – preorder your copy today. Come back and let me know if you were caught by surprise as well!
My thanks to Mesu Andrews for offering an advanced reader copy of this title for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”