Miriam is the second book in the Treasures of the Nile series by Mesu Andrews. I reviewed the first book, The Pharaoh's Daughter, here. I enjoyed this book just as much as the first. This story follows Miriam and Aaron's son Eleazar during the Exodus. We get to see the ten plagues through their eyes. There is a lot of adventure and romance in this story to go along with the history. Each chapter starts with scripture, so you get to read the Biblical account along with the fictional one.
Mesu really brings the characters to life. Miriam and Eleazar both struggle with trust and jealousy. Miriam in particular has a hard time accepting that God is going to use Moses to free the Israelites. Moses character is well done also. I hope there will be a third book, as I am very interested to see where the characters go from here.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction or is interested in learning about the Old Testament, but you will want to read the book one first.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of review.