Nothing is ever described in detail and is very prudently handled, yet I counsel caution simply because I tend to lean on the safe side.
The Pharaoh's Daughter
Dec 16, Raechel rated it liked it Shelves: read-in I was eager to jump into this beautiful book. The story was quite alive. There were some parts that I did not care for, and some that made me feel quite uncomfortable because of the…graphic nature of the scenes. There was a part of torture that really made me uncomfortable — I get I was eager to jump into this beautiful book.
- The Pharaoh's Daughter!
- Nightingale (The Sensitives Book 2).
- Wings of the Wind.
- Forgotten Nocturne (Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor).
This perspective was indeed very interesting, and I enjoyed being able to get a glimpse into it. I do know that God was involved in this writing, especially since I know Mesu to be a very godly person. I enjoyed Miriam especially and am greatly looking forward to her story in the next book of this series! I liked Anippe as a character. Her deception was a hard thing, and I would get frustrated with her for it, but in this tale for her, you kind of understood why she did what she did. We all have fears — great fears — and without God and sometimes even as we know Him; we still struggle!
So yes, Anippe was a well-built up character. There were some great quotes from it, which I will share at the end of this review. There were some parts that had great opportunities to open up into a deeper discussion of the truth of the One True God and the lies of all the Egyptians gods, but then it would skip to another scene or jump to a different conversation, leaving the faith discussion wanting. There was also a great deal of marriage sensitive issues. I would definitely recommend readers to be at least 18 years old and use caution because of delicate issues such as this and the graphic torture scenes.
But yes, I really love Mesu Andrews — her note before the story and afterwards were both so good and heartfelt. I loved her note of asking for grace and forgiveness for any discrepancies etc.
Appendix: A Gallery of Archetypes - Caroline Myss
We are only humans and can do what God gives us strength for — and I think Mesu does an excellent job. I think that, as with all Biblical fiction, we need to keep in mind that everyone has their own interpretation of things, which makes each story unique. A man can never fill the longing for my one true God. All thoughts are my own, unbiased and honest. Jul 01, Kate The Shelf Life rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , romance , , historical-fiction , reviews , biblical , ancient-times.
In the last couple of years, I have plunged head first into Biblical fiction. Years ago, there wasn't as big as a selection as there is today. A part of that growth is in part to Mesu Andrews' books. And what books they are! The range of research that she puts into her books is phenomenal and even though her work is Biblical fiction, she does her best to stay as true to the original story as presented in In the last couple of years, I have plunged head first into Biblical fiction.
The range of research that she puts into her books is phenomenal and even though her work is Biblical fiction, she does her best to stay as true to the original story as presented in the Bible, but with added fiction to fill in and make the story more relateable and with a little more adventure. I have always loved ancient Egypt. It was one of my favorite eras to study in history class. There is just so much there and it all hasn't been discovered yet, which was just proven this past week with some archeological digs going on.
Mesu Andrews just brought her beautiful writing, to my favorite time and my goodness how they mesh! I think it is safe to say, most people know the story of Moses, whether through Sunday school or Cecil B. Demil's classic that is a tradition in my house every Easter. We know Moses was raised in a palace and by Pharaoh's daughter. Mesu takes this story deeper and connects us more with a very thought out and possible timeline one we may never know for certain, but this one was great!
I wasn't sure how I would feel reading about Anippe, when we are first really introduced to her, she comes off as a bit spoiled, which I can get being with her a princess, but as you get to know her through the constant shifting time of life, I grew to care for her as her character opened up. I applauded her for standing up for her sister, who in all honesty, got so many second chances from her. Anippe had a deep love for Ankhe, even with Ankhe's firmly planted bitterness.
I was back and forth on my feelings for Anippe's sister. How she was treated was heartbreaking by all of those who should have been closest to her, but her response was harsh and at times cruel. In comparison, Anippe faced her struggles with grace and she grew and learned from them.
She had a deep love for her son, Mehy and in her way cared for his birth family.
It was the connection that helped her to grow and be saved in so many ways. It opened her up to new possibilities. It was also in this story, that we get to meet Miriam. We are introduced to her as a young girl among the rushes, as she watched after her baby brother to being a midwife in the skilled labor slave camp where she and her family lived. After reading these parts about her, I can't wait for Miriam's story! Miriam was a gentle soul who cared and loved all those around her.
I can't wait see how Miriam's story is expanded on. Mered was a wonderful character to read about. He has such love and dedication to his family, along with a strong friendship to Sebak, his master.
bamebima.tk Mered was honorable and he was valued for the work and dedication he offered. Despite everything that was going on and that he and his family were enslaved, he tried to keep positive for his family and those around him and also watching after to protect everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I'm so glad I closed out on such a high note. Thank you to the author and to Mesu's BFF Group, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Oct 14, Irene rated it really liked it Shelves: to-read-in How should I start this review? I mean, this book was so much different than what I was expecting! The characters! Hopefully without any spoiler alerts! A lot. And -Surprise, surprise! But what happens when you not only get the chance to experience the story of Moses, but also the characters mentioned briefly in the book of Exodus?
Something adventurous. Like, really! With an almost slight resemblance to Cecil B. Which was really awesome! I loved learning about those little pieces of history imbedded throughout the story. Thanks BFB! Mar 02, Anna Hurtt rated it it was amazing. This was an excellent story and I really enjoyed it. Mesu Andrews brings the Bible to life like few authors can, and her latest book is no exception. While I grew frustrated with some of Anippe's choices and deceptions, the way she has grown by the end of the book redeems her character beautifully. The historical details of this book w This was an excellent story and I really enjoyed it.
The historical details of this book were fascinating to me, as well as the social contrasts between Egyptians and Hebrews. I love learning while reading a good story. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys quality biblical fiction what will strengthen your faith. Jan 10, Audrey rated it really liked it Shelves: biblical-fiction. I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I received an advance copy of The Pharaoh's Daughter for preview.
Ancient Egypt has long fascinated me and I like to read anything on the topic that I can get my hands on.
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But since I followed up on another author's twenty year research on the placement of Moses in Egyptian history I already formed my own opinions. Yet I felt like I would be a traitor if I couldn't give Mesu less than a glowing report and decided to try to read the book with an open mi I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I received an advance copy of The Pharaoh's Daughter for preview.
Yet I felt like I would be a traitor if I couldn't give Mesu less than a glowing report and decided to try to read the book with an open mind. As usual, as a story teller Mesu doesn't disappoint and I was immediately drawn into the book from the get-go. I also knew on the first page that she had done her home work well in regards to Egyptian culture and had no complaints about that. However, skepticism remained. For example, I had doubts that Moses was born during the reign of King Tut although Mesu does present a valid argument that he may have been the Pharaoh to order the destruction of the baby boys.
My objection is that the princess who adopted Moses was the daughter of Pharaoh as stated in Exodus and King Tut had no living children. In this story Anippe is King Tut's sister and the man who adopts her becomes the Pharaoh later on. I am not here to expound on Egyptian history and whether or not Anippe was an actual character, but my point is that since the Bible states that the princess was a daughter I think we can safely conclude that she would have been the daughter of a present king not a future king.
A deceased king might be a possibility as in this case. If not, I am sure the Bible would have stated that she was a sister. As for Mesu's decision to base her conclusion on 1 Chronicles 4: is a weak foundation. It makes for an intriguing assumption and I am sure there is probably a reasonable explanation. I believe that all history lines up with the Bible.