Review: Eygpt’s Sister by Angela Hunt

Posted 19 August, 2017 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Eygpt’s Sister by Angela Hunt
Title: Egypt's Sister: A Novel of Cleopatra
Author: Angela Hunt
Published by Bethany House
Series: The Silent Years #1
Date Published: July 4th 2017
Pages: 379
Genres: Christian Fiction, Biblical Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Bethany House Publishers
Purchase: Amazon~ B&N
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Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what--but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery.

Torn from her family, her community, and her elevated place in Alexandrian society, Chava finds herself cast off and alone in Rome. Forced to learn difficult lessons, she struggles to trust a promise HaShem has given her. After experiencing the best and worst of Roman society, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will for her life.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Bethany House Publishers and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
First, I just have to say how gorgeous this cover is! If I hadn’t been intrigued by the synopsis, I would have grabbed it up for the cover alone. Second, if you are not already a fan of Angela Hunt, then you will be after reading this amazingly chiseled novel. She is absolutely talented and truly captured my soul with this new novel. This is Biblical fiction at it’s finest! 

I am a lover of Historical fiction and this book fits the bill for best of 2017 so far! Reading about Cleopatra and Chava really moved me. I’ve heard of Cleopatra, of course, but never really read a book that centered around her time. So, getting to know Chava, the young woman waiting to take her place at the Queen’s side and Cleopatra, and all that was Alexandra, was truly an event I don’t want to forget. The detail that Ms. Hunt adds to this novel is breath taking and I won’t soon forget the feel of being in the heart of the story. 

If you want a novel that will whisk you away to a time in history that isn’t often written about, then I suggest this book with high flying colors! If you want to be captivated and become the characters, then this 5 star novel is highly worth getting! This book kept me turning the pages long into the night and I am already anxiously awaiting another book by this author who knows just what her fans love! 

About Angela Hunt

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With nearly five million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to novels.

Now that her two children are grown, Angie and her youth-pastor husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards–one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City. Afterward, the dog gave out paw-tographs at the airport.

When she’s not home writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course.

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