The epic tale of Pharaoh's daughter---sister of King Tut and rescuer of the infant Moses! Scarred by memories of her mother's death during childbirth, Anippe is terrified to give her husband a son. When she discovers a newborn Hebrew child in the river, she believes the gods have answered her prayers. Will this baby someday rule Egypt? 384 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
"Fear is the most fertile ground for faith."
"You will be called Anippe, daughter of the Nile. Do you like it?" Without waiting for a reply, she pulls me into her squishy, round tummy for a hug.
Im trying not to cry. Pharaohs daughters dont cry.
When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiyas chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and dont look back.
Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.
Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypts 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 ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tuts 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 midwiveswomen 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 Egypts 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 planfor them all?
Mesu Andrews deep understanding of and love for God's Word brings the biblical
world alive for her readers. Her first novel, Love Amid the Ashes won the
2012 ECPA Book of the Year for a Debut Author. Her three subsequent novels, Love's
Sacred Song, Love in a Broken Vessel, and In the Shadow of Jezebel all released to
great reader enthusiasm. Mesu lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Roy.
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