"Miriam" by Mesu Andrews is the part 2 to "Pharaoh's Daughter". Personally, I like this one best. The story follows Miriam's wait and return of her brother Moses. Miriam lives in slavery with the rest of the Hebrews under the Egyptians. Early in the novel, Miriam takes in a distant relative who has been tossed out of the harem of Pharaoh. The novel follows the families in slavery and the way of life of the Hebrews during this time.
This was kind of a hard book to get into, however, the history and educational aspect was wonderful. Andrews gives a lot of research to the exploring of the time period. She also explores man's tendency to cling to the familiar instead of reaching out for the better. The way the slaves feared Moses' message and fought against change. I liked this book even though it was long and took a bit to grow on me. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from www.bloggingforbooks.com.