The Pharaoh’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews

This was a nicely written biblical novel. Some people say they had a hard time getting in to the story but I did not. I loved it from the beginning to the end. This story tells the story of Moses stepmother and his parents and how they may have actually interacted. Anippe is the daughter of a Pharaoh who finds Moses in the water.the story tells the story of Anippe before and after she finds Moses. This is a story of joy and sadness. Anippe learns many things including who the one true God is. No one should miss this tale. Jesu Andrews did a great job of imagining what the people of this time might have been like. I received this book from Blogging for books for a fair and honest opinion.   0 0 0 

About This Book

“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?

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Mesu Andrews

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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