Egypt's Sister (The Silent Years, #1) by Angela Elwell Hunt

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Read Egypt's Sister (The Silent Years, #1) Online Free - Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what--but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery.

Torn from her family, her community, and her elevated place in Alexandrian society, Chava finds herself cast off and alone in Rome. Forced to learn difficult lessons, she struggles to trust a promise HaShem has given her. After experiencing the best and worst of Roman society, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will for her life.

Title : Egypt's Sister (The Silent Years, #1)
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ISBN : 0764219324
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 379 pages


Robin rated it ★★★★★

July 31, 2017

I absolutely love Angela Hunt's biblical fiction. This one is a little different because it takes place during the 400 years between the last book of the Old Testament and the first books of the New Testament. The "Silent Years." Cleopatra is a secondary but pivotal character in the story, and I...

Haley rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 08, 2017

Okay, so, I am going to get straight to the point. I simply could not get over the fact that this is a real “historical” fiction. Cleopatra is a real person, and Angela Hunt wrote a fictional story about it. I don’t mind stories that are set in a historical time period but unfortunately not stori...

Katie rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

Read in one setting, even while cooking and eating dinner. I will pre-order the next book as soon as it is available on kindle.

Faith/Florid Sword rated it ★★★★☆

July 21, 2017

**Many thanks to Bethany House and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC for this book!** The Silent Years. They passed between the days of Malachi and the first Christmas. Every Jew longed to hear God's voice, but he did not speak. At least not through the prophets. Chava and her father, Daniel...

Valentina rated it ★★★★☆

July 31, 2017

I received a copy of this e-book from NetGalley, free of charge. Thank you! I requested this book as soon as I saw it deals with the period of Cleopatra, Caesar, and Mark Anthony. What I didn't realize is that Angela Hunt is a renowned author of Bible fiction, with many books under her belt. It's...

Kristin rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 19, 2017

Egypt’s Sister is not the first book that I’ve read by Angela Hunt. It is the first book of hers that I didn’t love. It’s important for me to mention that because I do think she’s a gifted writer. This book just fell flat to me. First off, Chava, good gravy, I wanted to love this girl but she was...

Nadine rated it ★★★☆☆

July 21, 2017

As the Jewish daughter of a royal tutor, Chava grows up close to palace life in Alexandria. She’s sure that she’ll not be parted from her girlhood friend, the princess Urbi, not even when Urbi ascends to the throne and becomes Queen Cleopatra. But when a crushing betrayal lands Chava in slavery,...

Angela rated it ★★★★☆

July 22, 2017

Angela Hunt is a well known name in Christian fiction and she is no stranger to biblical fiction either. In fact, the first Christian fiction book I read as a teenager was a book based on the Genesis account of Joseph written by Hunt. Since then, Hunt has continued to write in a variety of Christ...

Jeanie rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

Could she not comprehend that our faith was an elemental part of who were? A dart of guilt pierced my soul. Had I hidden the essence of my beliefs so completely that she could not see how different we really were? I am a big fan of Angela Hunt's writing and her gift of narration. She is poignant...

Fizzy rated it ★★★☆☆

August 12, 2017

This book is so hard to review right now. When I saw it come across the available titles at Bethany House and NetGalley it captured my attention and I HAD to read it. Biblical fiction is a favorite genre of mine (well, lets face it there's so few genres that aren't a favorite!). While not exactly...

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