I am always excited when one of my favorite authors comes out with a new book. I have been reading Angela Hunt's books for years, and I am never disappointed. She writes in historical and contemporary genres, and I enjoy both of them. However, her Biblical fiction is my favorite. In this newest series, she is tackling the "silent years" between the Old and New Testament. Egypt's Sister is a fictionalized account of Cleopatra's rise to power told thru the eyes of her closest friend, Chava.
I loved the character development of Chava through out this book. She begins as a pampered, shallow girl who wants nothing more than to spend all of her time with her friend, the princess. Her relationship with Cleopatra boarders on obsessive. Eventually she is betrayed by her friend and she learns to rely on God. By the end of the book, she is a mature women who knows her own mind.
Another wonderful aspect of this book is the historical detail. I learned so much about the day to day lives of the Egyptians and Romans of that time. It also put the timeline leading up to the birth of Christ into perspective. The scope and detail reminded of the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers.
If you enjoy historical fiction with a lot of detail and strong female characters, I would definitely recommend this book. I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out so I can learn more about this fascinating time in history.
I received this book for free for the purpose of review.