Review: Miriam (Treasures of the Nile #2) by Mesu Andrews

Monday, May 23, 2016

Title: Miriam
Series: Treasures of the Nile #2
Author: Mesu Andrews
Genre: Biblical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religion
Published Date: March 15th 2016 by WaterBrook  
Format: Arc
Source: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.
The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer.
But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel
and the messenger of El Shaddai.

When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.

At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.

 Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh?

Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.
This is my very first book that I read by Mesu Andrews and I really quite love and enjoyed Miriam! First I will tell you all the truth that I don't read a lot of Christian fiction not because I don't like Christian fiction books, but sometimes I disagree with some of the books. But I really wanted too give Miriam a try because I have always been curious about Miriam and I absolutely wanted too learn a little bit more about her. And I am very glad and happy that I did give it a chance! I had no idea that Miriam was the second book of a series when I requested it too read and review, but it is totally alright too read it because it can be read as a stand-alone. But Now after reading Miriam I really want too read the first book The Pharaoh's Daughter as well. I absolutely love everything about Miriam. You can tell the author really studied and learn about Miriam and her family too add it in the time line of this fiction story. The plot was about a quest and making sacrifices to follow the true and only God in heaven and have complete faith in him, which I absolutely love the concept in this book. I was also rooted for the Hebrews too be free from there masters in Egypt because the have suffer enough in the hands of the pharaoh and his son's. The writing style was very flawless and persuasive that I agree and understand ever pov's of all the characters that I read, which I tell you that never ever happens when I totally understand and agree with every characters pov's in a book especially in a Christian fiction book. That I tell you I couldn't get enough of this book that I had too keep reading one more chapter until way late in the night. All the characters were very diverse and complex in there own ways and I absolutely love each and every one of them and yes I even love the villains in Miriam as well. All the characters were very well develop and rounded especially the villains who were the pharaoh and his son's who were very crazy, cold hearted and really vicious too there slaves. That I was quite petrified about them I can totally understand the fear that the slaves had with the pharaoh and his son's and I really understand them when the slaves didn't want too listen to Moses and his brother Arron at first. But I absolutely love when Moses and Arron showed God's powers too the pharaoh and his son's and strike fear in there hearts if they did not let the slave go. Now I am going to leave it off here because I don't want too go into anymore details because of spoiler. But all and all I really love and enjoy Miriam that I most definitely want too continue too read more books by Mesu Andrews because I absolutely love and enjoy her flawless writing style! I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.
Mesu Andrews is an author and speaker who has devoted herself to passionate study of Scripture. Harnessing her deep love for God’s Word, Andrews brings the biblical world alive for her audiences.

Mesu and her husband, Roy, have two grown children and (Praise God!) a growing number of grandkids. They live in Washington, where Roy serves as the academic dean at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. They have a Staffordshire Terrier named Zeke who keeps Mesu company while she writes.

Her first novel, Love Amid the Ashes (the story of Job), won the 2012 ECPA debut Book of the Year. She has since published biblical novels touching on the lives of King Solomon, Hosea and Gomer, Queen Athaliah, Pharaoh's Daughter, and Miriam. You can find out more about Mesu and all her books at


  1. I don't think this one would be for me at all, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Great review!! :D

    1. That is totally ok I can understand why Christian fiction is not for everyone. Thank you for stopping by my blog Angel.