Sunday 20 August 2017

Book Review: Egypt's Sister

From The Back Cover:

You Don't Know Her Name. The World Remembers Only Her Greatest Friend: Cleopatra.Raised together in the Alexandrian palace, Chava, the Hebrew daughter of the royal tutor, and Urbi, an Egyptian princess, become as close as sisters--and rivals with their dreams of greatness. When Urbi unexpectedly ascends the throne as Queen Cleopatra, Chava believes their bond is strong enough to survive. But absolute power has a way of changing everything.

The ultimate betrayal rips Chava from everything she's ever known and sends her to the lowest rung of Roman society where she must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will for her life, if she hopes to rise again.

My Reflections:

Ah... Angela Hunt! Need I say more? 

From the beautiful cover to the last page turned this book is sure to please the most decerning readers. I absolutely love Biblical fiction and this book certainly fed my literary addiction.

I can't say I remember reading a book that centered on the character of Cleopatra (other than school text books of course!) This story intrigued me and made me want to dive back into those said text books again,( I'm sure I can fit that into this year's curriculum for my homeschooled kids!)

Told through the royal daughter's tutor, Chava it makes for an interesting read.
Chava has a good life, she is safe and sheltered from the realities of the Ptolemy family line. Best of all Chava's closest friend is Princess Urbi, the future Queen Cleopatra.

In a blink of an eye, Chava's whole world changes, she is stripped of her family, status, and home. Chava finds herself the lowest of low..a slave with no rights or say. Holding on to a long ago promise from God, she struggles to endure her new reality.  

I so enjoyed the history of this novel, at points, it can become a little heavy, but not so much that you forget you are enjoying the story. I'm sure it is hard to fill in all the historical detail without relaying the back story.

If you are looking for a novel to take you away to a faraway land this may just be the book you are looking for! 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc

Angela Hunt

The author of more than 100 published books and with nearly 5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the New York Times bestselling author of The Note, The Nativity Story, and Esther: Royal Beauty. Romantic Times...
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