Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Pharaoh's Treasure

     Mesu Andrews' The Pharaoh's  Daughter was an unexpected treasure.  Starting off with a text peppered with so many foreign terms from Egypt was daunting but the further the story progressed the less the terms stopped the flow and the more hard it was to put the book down. Each chapter began with a piece of scripture that set the tone for the coming chapter.  This story was full of pain and torment, and yet there was something so rich and endearing about the characters that no matter how sad the plot was there was still hope.  Starting from Judges 13:18 "Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding." to the continuous theme of names and their meaning, The Pharaoh's Daughter deals strongly with identity and where one finds their meaning and worth. The plot is full of turns that propel the reader on and on until a huge twist that was completely unseen changes everything and leads to a brilliant ending that brought tears.  Having a free reviewer's copy from Waterbrook Press allowed this treasure to be unearthed and greatly enjoyed.

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