18 July 2017

Compelling Historical Fiction | Egypt's Sister by Angela Hunt

ABOUT THE BOOK

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 whatbut 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.


MY REVIEW

Egypt’s Sister is simply fascinating. As Angela Hunt delves into the history and the culture surrounding Cleopatra, I couldn’t stop reading. The friendship between Chava and Cleopatra, the unfortunate turn it takes, and the subsequent decisions and other realities Chava must face make this book a compelling read. Hunt brings the history and its setting to life vividly and in great detail, and I enjoyed the story she tells in Egypt’s Sister. It’s great historical fiction, and while I haven’t read anything (solely) by Angela Hunt before, I certainly look forward to reading more by her in the future.

★★★★

Thanks to Bethany House, I received a complimentary copy of Egypt’s Sister and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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