The Pharaoh’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews
Anippe has grown up in the shadows of Egypt’s good god Pharaoh, aware that Anubis, god of the afterlife, may take her or her siblings at any moment. She watched him snatch her mother and infant brother during childbirth, a moment which awakens in her a terrible dread of ever bearing a child. Now she is to be become the bride of Sebak, a kind but quick-tempered Captain of Pharaoh Tut’s army. In order to provide Sebak the heir he deserves and yet protect herself from the underworld gods, Anippe must launch a series of deceptions, even involving the Hebrew midwives—women ordered by Tut to drown the sons of their own people in the Nile.
Genre: Biblical Fiction, Christian.
Favorite Quote: “A god could never fill the longing for your one true love.”
“No, Bithiah. A man can never fill the longing for my one true God.”
Age Range: 16+ for violence and romance.
POV: Second person, switches between Anippe and Mered.
I enjoyed the book when I started, but the middle part made me hate the main character, Anippe. She was manipulative and it didn’t quite fit her personality.
I liked the book and will be picking up the next one in the series when it comes out.