Series: The Silent Years #1
Published by Bethany HouseDate Published:July 4th 2017
Genres: Christian Fiction, Biblical Fiction
Source: Bethany House Publishers
Reading Challenges: 2017 GoodReads Reading Challenge, Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
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.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
First, I just have to say how gorgeous this cover is! If I hadn’t been intrigued by the synopsis, I would have grabbed it up for the cover alone. Second, if you are not already a fan of Angela Hunt, then you will be after reading this amazingly chiseled novel. She is absolutely talented and truly captured my soul with this new novel. This is Biblical fiction at it’s finest!
I am a lover of Historical fiction and this book fits the bill for best of 2017 so far! Reading about Cleopatra and Chava really moved me. I’ve heard of Cleopatra, of course, but never really read a book that centered around her time. So, getting to know Chava, the young woman waiting to take her place at the Queen’s side and Cleopatra, and all that was Alexandra, was truly an event I don’t want to forget. The detail that Ms. Hunt adds to this novel is breath taking and I won’t soon forget the feel of being in the heart of the story.
If you want a novel that will whisk you away to a time in history that isn’t often written about, then I suggest this book with high flying colors! If you want to be captivated and become the characters, then this 5 star novel is highly worth getting! This book kept me turning the pages long into the night and I am already anxiously awaiting another book by this author who knows just what her fans love!