I'll admit this was a difficult one for me to review. First off, I'd like to say that the author did the best she could with what she had, but it is very difficult to tackle one of the most well-known time periods of Biblical history, through the perspectives of the main figures while giving it a fictional flair as well. I think that the author did a great job of for the most part sticking to the text, but for me it made the book predictable and hard to get into because of the strong focus on well-known people, rather than a fictional person experiencing things alongside the main characters.
The story is told from various viewpoints, like Zipporah and Moses' adoptive mother, as well as Miriam. It is obviously well researched, and a few choices were made on divisive details.
Overall, this is a hard one to review, as I think that it was as well done as it could be considering the various factors at play, and I think she did a great job of being accurate to the Bible and times. But it did make for a predictable fiction read. A good reminder of God's plan at work and His mighty deeds!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.