From the palaces of Alexandria to the Roman countryside and the very halls of Roman power, Angela Hunt takes readers on a powerful and compelling journey in Egypt's Sister. Impeccably researched and full of wonderful historical detail, Hunt's latest Biblical-era novel is nothing less than fascinating. She expertly has readers explore the the competing worlds of Egyptian, Greek, Jewish, and Roman thought. The story itself is fast-paced, and makes the books almost impossible to put down. For such a lovely story of identity in God, faithfulness, and forgiveness, though, there was just so little joy to be had. After finishing the novel, I felt like I had journeyed and learned alongside Chava, but that neither of us had truly reached a happy ending. The hopeless romantic and occasional optimist in me simply wasn't satisfied by the ending and needed just one more-- perhaps cliche-- chapter to bring the story to its conclusion.
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.