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The Pharaoh's Daughter

A Treasures of the Nile Novel

Mesu Andrews

Category: Fiction

Part of the Treasures of the Nile Series

About The Pharaoh's Daughter

“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.
I’m trying not to cry. Pharaoh’s daughters don’t cry.
When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiya’s chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and don’t look back.
Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.
 
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?

About Mesu Andrews

Mesu Andrews is the award-winning author of Love Amid the Ashes and numerous other novels including The Pharaoh’s Daughter and Miriam. Her deep understanding of–and love for– God’s Word brings the biblical world alive for readers. Mesu lives in North Carolina with her husband Roy and enjoys spending time with her growing tribe of grandchildren.

Product Details

384 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Mar 17, 2015

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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 “Fear is the most fertile ground for faith.”

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  “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.

I’m trying not to cry. Pharaoh’s daughters don’t cry.

When we make our way down the tiled hall, I try to stop at ummi Kiya’s chamber. I know her spirit has flown yet I long for one more moment. Amenia pushes me past so I keep walking and don’t look back.

Like the waters of the Nile, I will flow.

 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?  

By Elissa Kane

I very much enjoyed reading Mesu Andrews' Pharaoh's Daughter, which told the story of the woman who found Moses. The author brought the culture of the time and Ancient Egypt to life and the characters, history, and story line held my interest. I was also very happy that the story stayed true to Old Testament Biblical principles even though it is a fiction novel. The only negative for me was it took a bit to get the characters...

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By Cathy Eichten

                                                                   I really enjoyed this recent novel by Mesu Andrews.  Historical fiction is probably one of my favorite kinds of books to read.  This is a story that goes back into biblical times as far as the time of Moses and King Tut.  It is well written and easy to follow and read.  It is also very believable despite the fact it is not necessarily historically accurate.   The story follows...

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By Megan Tkacik

Pharoah's Daughter lived up to the standards I have set for one of her novels!  Mesu Andrews' attention to detail adds depth to the plot, and her dedication to historical and Biblical accuracy make her books the kind that drive you back to The Word. I love reading the Bible stories as I read her fictional depiction of these characters. Pharoah's Daughter takes us into the story of Moses, from the viewpoint of Anippe...the Pharoah's daughter....

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By Derek Dix

My wife and I are both graduates of Multnomah University in Portland, OR. I had the honor of being mentored by Dr. Roy Andrews. I spent quite some time with him, and in that process, I got to meet his wife Mesu. Not knowing a whole lot about her, I at least knew that she was a woman who Loved God, and loved family. I would hear about her trips away for her books, and Iâ??d hear about her next project(s). It was awesome. So when I saw this...

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By Jasmine Augustine

5 stars all the way! Impressive. That's the word I would choose if I could only pick one to describe The Pharaoh's Daughter. Every page shows Mesu Andrews's flawless research and exquisite attention to detail. Mesu Andrews has so vividly painted the Egyptian landscape and life 4,000 years ago that I became totally immersed in the story. The Pharaoh's Daughter is such a unique look into a time long gone. Not only does the...

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