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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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

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 The Shadow of Jezebel all released to great reader enthusiasm.  Mesu lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Roy.

You would be blessed to connect with Mesu through her website found at and on her Facebook page, which can be found HERE.

Listen here as Mesu shares about the book, how she approaches her writing of biblical fiction and gives some instruction on a four week interactive Bible study based on The Pharaoh's Daughter.

"You will be called Anippe, daughter of the Nile.  Do you like it?"

Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt's good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, the 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 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?

My Thoughts:
Mesu Andrews has a gift of taking God's Word, historical fact and creative fiction to produce stories that draws readers' hearts and minds to transforming biblical truth.  When I read her books, I am driven to search out the Scriptures for the truth she is portraying in them.
In her latest book, The Pharaoh's Daughter (book one in the Treasures of the Nile series), one of the overarching themes is this:
"Fear is the most fertile ground for faith."
Mesu tells the story of Moses through the eyes of Pharaoh's daughter and by doing so, she brings a brand new perspective to the biblical narrative.  What I appreciate most about Mesu's writing is how she holds God's Word in high regard.  Her artistic liberties do not in any way change or take away from the truth as it is revealed in Scripture, but makes readers think about how to apply God's truth to their current life and circumstances.  I came away from The Pharaoh's Daughter with a renewed faith and understanding of the heart of God toward me as His own child in the midst of some of my own fears.

Mesu's books are rich in detail and character development.  Her thorough research is evident in how she transports the reader to a different time and place.  Her writing is hard to put down once started. You will be blessed by The Pharaoh's Daughter and by connecting with Mesu!

You can order the book at by going HERE.

Blessings Ya'll,