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In the decades before Christ, Chava is a faithful friend with Urbi, a princess in the Alexandrian royal palace. Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, the now women argue and the Queen sends Chava to prison, then selling her into slavery. Chava leaves her family and community ending up alone in Rome. In one lifetime she has experienced the best and the worst of Roman society.
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Silent Years
The Soldier Who Killed a King: A True Retelling of the PassionDavid KitzKregel Publications / 2017 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
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Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what--but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery.
Torn from her family, her community, and her elevated place in Alexandrian society, Chava finds herself cast off and alone in Rome. Forced to learn difficult lessons, she struggles to trust a promise HaShem has given her. After experiencing the best and worst of Roman society, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will for her life.
PatsdreamHuntsville, ALAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Ancient Egypt friendship between Pharaoh's daughter and her Jewish tutor's daughter.January 6, 2018PatsdreamHuntsville, ALAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Egypt's Sister begins when Chava & Urbi are young girls and best friends. Chava's father is the Royal Family's tutor and Urbi's father is the Pharaoh. Chava tells her family that she has had a message from God about her best friend. Chava's family are Jewish and Urbi's family has many gods. Urbi is destined for greatness and Chava has always believed she would be by her best friends side.
I read this book in two sittings and only wished it could have lasted longer. This is the first book that I've read by Angela Hunt but definitely won't be my last. If you love Biblical and actual ancient history then I highly recommend this book. The author will transport you back to when Rome ruled most of the world and Egypt was one of the richest and most beautiful places. I loved the characters and while there is very little romance there is love and I hope there will be a sequel. Angela Hunt will definitely touch your heart with this book.
I won this book in a contest and this review is my own opinion and no one asked me to leave a review. I had a hard time putting this book down and when I reached the last page I was disappointed it wasn't longer. Somehow 366 pages just weren't enough. I will definitely be buying more of Angela Hunt's books. Chava has to learn to get past betrayals and to realize how God is always with her even when in dire circumstances and danger. Angela Hunt depictions of the live in Egypt and Rome will take you back in time. She shows all the senses (sight, scent, sound) and how Chava grows from a young girl fascinated by the royal household to a strong woman who relies on God. I don't want to give away the storyline but this book is definitely a Keeper.
Rhonda Gibson5 Stars Out Of 5Another excellent book by Angela HuntJanuary 2, 2018Rhonda GibsonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5i love the way she tells a story from a different perspective and shows how God works in the lives of all people.
hes74 Stars Out Of 5Egypt's SisterNovember 13, 2017hes7Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Egypts Sister is simply fascinating. As Angela Hunt delves into the history and the culture surrounding Cleopatra, I couldnt stop reading. The friendship between Chava and Cleopatra, the unfortunate turn it takes, and the subsequent decisions and other realities Chava must face make this book a compelling read. Hunt brings the history and its setting to life vividly and in great detail, and I enjoyed the story she tells in Egypts Sister. Its great historical fiction, and while I havent read anything by Angela Hunt before, I certainly look forward to reading more by her in the future.
Thanks to Bethany House, I received a complimentary copy of Egypts Sister and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 52 girls, 1 a queen, but both will change history...October 5, 2017TellNJasmineMontanaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I really wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up Egypt's Sister, the back cover blurb sounded really good, as this is the first full-length novel that I've read by Angela Hunt. I'd previously one of her novellas in a completely different genre, it was good so I thought I'd give one of her historicals a shot.
I'll admit it, I had a really hard time getting into the story at first. Chava was so shallow and bordered on stupid sometimes. It was hard to get to know or even like her. But I did really enjoy the descriptions of ancient Alexandria and the rich cultural details about the Egyptians and Jews living in the city. However, as Chava's life started to unravel and eventually come completely apart I became engrossed in her story and long before the novel was over I had difficulty putting it down even for a moment.
Egypt's Sister is a lush look into the Silent Years of the Bible and into a history that had to take place in order to set the stage for the coming Savior. Angela Hunt has penned an exciting, and yes, gritty, tale of loss, love, and devotion. I, for one, am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series...
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)
beckieAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Cleopatra's BFFSeptember 29, 2017beckieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0"Egypt's Sister" by Angela Hunt is a Novel of Cleopatra: The Silent Years. Chava is the childhood best friend of Urbi, better known to the world as Cleopatra. The two girls are educated together, they are confidants, they are everything to each other. Then when Urbi takes over reign of Egypt, she offers Chava, a Hebrew, the gift of citizenship. All she has to do is worship Egyptian gods. When she refuses, her family is imprisoned and sold into slavery. For 15 years she lives the life of a slave, eventually making her way back to Egypt.
This is a very good book. It is incredibly informative as well as entertaining. The writing is very well done. Hunt is a well known writer and her reputation is well earned. I highly recommend this book, not only for history buffs, but for those that just want to read a good story. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Bethany House Publishers.