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About Isaiah's Daughter

In this epic Biblical narrative, ideal for fans of The Bible miniseries, a young woman taken into the prophet Isaiah's household rises to capture the heart of the future king.
 
Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name--Zibah, delight of the Lord--thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet's home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. But as the years pass, Zibah's lively spirit wins Prince Hezekiah's favor, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man will awake in her all the fears and pain of her past and she must turn to the only One who can give life, calm her fears, and deliver a nation.
 
"Andrews (The Pharaoh’s Daughter) offers her unique brand of in-depth Bible knowledge and storytelling flair ... [she] is gifted at bringing the past to life..." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise

ECPA bestseller

“Danger, dark schemes, and political intrigue wrestle against truth, valor, and determined obedience to Yahweh in this compelling tale of Hezekiah—the boy who would be king—and a beautiful but broken orphan girl taken in by Isaiah, the Lord’s prophet. While alternately angered and devastated by the faithlessness of Yahweh’s people in one chapter, in the next I was revitalized and filled with hope in the unfolding prophecies and mercy of our Sovereign God. Andrews has woven a love story, a beautifully written novel to savor, and a reminder that despite our fallen humanity, God’s best is yet to come.”
Cathy Gohlke, Christy Award–winning author of Until We Find Home

“Mesu Andrews brings the prophet Isaiah to life with her usual brilliance at weaving deep historical threads together with the story of a little-known woman of the Bible. Isaiah’s Daughter is an excellent reminder that the truth of God’s words will be proven, even when His people cannot see through the veil of suffering to the ultimate victory.”
Connilyn Cossette, CBA best-selling author of the Out from Egypt series

“Epic drama, adventure, love, treachery—Isaiah’s Daughter is all of that and more in this latest stellar novel by Mesu Andrews. The author brings to life Judah’s queen, the lovely Hephzibah, infusing each page with heart-stopping emotion and a pure romantic love for her friend and king, Hezekiah, that touched my soul. When I finished reading, I could only marvel at the novel’s depth and breadth and how Andrews portrayed this daughter of a prophet rising to the greatness of God’s promise, resilient in a time of disobedience. Keeping faith with Yahweh amid war and death and pestilence might be the only means to survive. A thoroughly catch-your-breath kind of experience in an impressive body of work, Isaiah’s Daughter is a story fans of biblical fiction will love!”
Kate Breslin, award-winning author of For Such a Time

About Mesu Andrews

MESU ANDREWS is the award-winning author of Love Amid the Ashes and numerous other novels, including The Pharaoh's Daughter, Miriam, and Isaiah's Daughter. 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

400 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jan 16, 2018

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

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of Isaiah's Daughter. In this epic Biblical narrative, ideal for fans of The Bible miniseries, a young woman taken into the prophet Isaiah's household rises to capture the heart of the future king. Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name--Zibah, delight of the Lord--thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet's home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. But as the years pass, Zibah's lively spirit wins Prince Hezekiah's favor, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man will awake in her all the fears and pain of her past and she must turn to the only One who can give life, calm her fears, and deliver a nation.

Press Release

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Hope Springs from Despair in Beautiful Tale Inspired by Biblical Prophecy and Hebrew Tradition
 
Andrews (Miriam) continues her mission to explore the lives of lesser-known women of the Bible in this thrilling account of Hephzibah, the wife of King Hezekiah of Judah. Andrews’s excellent tale invites readers to have a new appreciation for the time of the prophets and to reconsider what trust in God truly means.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
 
Gifted Bible teacher and award-winning author Mesu Andrews reaches into the pages of Biblical prophecy and Hebrew tradition to unearth a rags-to-royalty story of the devastated orphan, Ishma—meaning “desolation”—in Isaiah’s Daughter: A Novel of Prophets and Kings (Jan. 16, 2018, WaterBrook).
 
At just 5 years old, Ishma’s life crumbles around her when Israelite soldiers violently kill her family and take her into captivity. Upon her release, the royal prophet Isaiah welcomes her into his home where she meets Prince Hezekiah (Hezi)—a boy who has also experienced great tragedy. Ishma and Hezi bond in their suffering, and as they grow in age, so does their love for each other.
 
Aware of their developing relationship, Isaiah adopts Ishma as his daughter and presents her with a new name that will qualify her to marry royalty—Hephzibah (Zibah), meaning “delight of the Lord.”
 
Hezi and Zibah marry, but after difficult times of barrenness, Assyrian aggression, disease and challenging prophecies from Isaiah, Zibah learns that loving her husband will require more of her than she ever imagined.
 
Isaiah’s Daughter brings the story of Hephzibah to life and shines a new light on the Old Testament and life of the prophet Isaiah. Readers will find that this beautiful tale inspires them to place their trust in the Lord, no matter how bleak their circumstances, knowing that even the most desolate can be transformed into His delight.


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By Mindy Koentopp

While this book is mostly fictional, it is based around King Hezikiah and his wife, which is Isaiah's daughter. This is a Biblical fiction. I was drawn in right away, and then ebbed back and forth of me. Sometimes you were in Zibah's narrative, others as a 3rd person(?). There was a bit of romance. Overall, I thought it was a decent book. Not sure if I will read the rest in the series. This was the first book of the Prophets and Kings Series.

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By Ginny Blankenship

As expected, Mesu Andrews brings the Bible to life in her writing.  She has a talent for breathing life into the names and places listed in scripture, and she doesn't fail to deliver with Isaiah's Daughter.Andrew's attention to detail and topical as well as cultural research shines in this book as well.  You feel as if you are truly there with everyone.  Highly recommend. 

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By Vicki Floyd

Mesu Andrews has long been one of my very favorite authors, and Isaiah's Daughter doesn't disappoint! Ishma is a five year old girl who has witnessed the horrors of war and her parents being killed in front of her. She is adopted into the Prophet Isaiah's household where she is treated like a loved daughter, but it takes her a great deal of time to trust again. When she is still a child, she meets Prince Hezekiah, who is destined to become...

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By Kaitlin Alfaro

I'm not often one to read just any romance novel. The author must capture my senses and every angle of my emotions along with following the story of a couple in love.Mesu Adams' novel Isaiah's Daughter reproduces the accounts of the royal couple, King Hezekiah and Queen Hepzibah of Judah. This book took me a while to get through, as I am currently taking several writing classes in college, but every moment I let it sit on top of my mini...

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By James Pate

Isaiah's Daughter is biblical fiction that is set in the time of Kings Ahaz and Hezekiah of Judah.  Ishma and Yaira are refugees from the invasion of Judah by Northern Israel and Syria in the eighth century B.C.E. (II Kings 16-17; Isaiah 7).  Ishma is adopted by the prophet Isaiah.  She is friends with Prince Hezekiah, with whom she attends school, which Isaiah teaches.  Ishma and Hezekiah eventually marry, and her name is changed...

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