“Miriam” by Mesu Andrews, book review- Treasures of the Nile series
Miriam is the sister of Moses and Aaron. She has lived in Egypt for her whole life. Now as an old woman, she is respected and honored as a healer and prophetess of God. She waits expectantly for deliverance, but as the years pass, she wonders if it will come in her lifetime.
Then Moses returns. He brings the word of God that deliverance from the Egyptian captivity is at hand. As he confronts Pharaoh with God’s word, the treatment of the children of Israel becomes so much worse that many wish for him to leave.
This fictional account of The Exodus is full of colorful characters and insight into life during that day. As the characters take on personalities, the struggles of following God become real.
I enjoyed the book. It was very detailed, so I read at a slower pace then some other novels, but worth the extra time. This is the second in a series, following “The Pharaoh’s Daughter.”
Disclaimer: I received an advanced reading copy from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.