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The Pharaoh's Daughter: A Treasures of the Nile Novel

By Mesu Andrews


Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s 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 Tut’s 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 midwives—women 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 Egypt’s 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 plan—for them all?

Book Takeaway:

Fear held a king's daughter captive, but a Hebrew God to set her free. That same God offers freedom for anyone who is captive to fear today.

Why the author wrote this book:

Four strong women stand out in Moses's life, one of them unnamed--the Pharaoh's Daughter. Scholars disagree on who this woman was, but as I dug deeper into the research, the very real possibility that she could have been King Tut's sister--and Tut could have been the king that ordered the Hebrew midwives to kill newborn Hebrew boys--became a very plausible plotline. One final twist in a 1 Chronicles genealogy made this story too delicious not to write.


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