The latest Biblical-era series from New York Times bestselling author Angela Hunt kicks off with Egypt’s Sister: A Novel of Cleopatra (Bethany House). Hunt dives into the inter-testamental period with this fascinating glimpse at a Jewish woman who befriends Cleopatra.
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.
“Once again, Hunt demonstrates her stunning mastery of historical biblical literature as she begins her new Silent Years series…. Rich in history, atmosphere, emotion, and spirituality, Hunt’s ambitious series debut is astounding.”
—Booklist starred review
“The historical detail, depth of characterization and hopeful outlook of this story will keep readers entertained and inspired while learning more about the historical figures and Biblical history from this era.”
—RT Book Reviews