Author: H. B. Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: May 2015
Paperback: 236 pages
FTC FYI: Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Mindy
Moses has always felt like an outsider in his powerful Egyptian family, even though his close relationship with Ramses, the prince of Egypt, and their cousin Pentu keeps him entwined in the dealings of royalty. But when their youthful antics get them in trouble, the Pharaoh decides it’s time for all three of them to grow up and own their respective responsibilities. Now betrothed to a woman he cares nothing for, Moses wonders where his life is headed.
Miriam, a Hebrew slave, lives with a secret she cannot share with anyone. And though it has been eighteen years since she saved her baby brother, she is constantly getting in trouble for spying on him. In a desperate attempt to control Miriam, her older brother, Aaron, and her father look to find her a husband, something Miriam has never been interested in—until Caleb, a young, handsome man, confesses his feelings for her and asks her father for her hand in marriage.
When Libya advances on Egypt, Moses and Miriam are suddenly thrown together as the Egyptian royals and soldiers flee. Hebrew slaves are forced to defend the kingdom, and Miriam and Caleb are enlisted under Moses’s direction. Moses quickly sees there is more to this downtrodden people than what he’s been taught. When he witnesses the atrocities enacted against the slaves, he realizes he must leave—he must find out who he really is.
A gripping account of the events that lead to Moses’s flight into the wilderness, The Moses Chronicles: Bondage will take you back to a rich period of history replete with scandal, strife, love, and hope as God prepares a prophet to lead His chosen people.
As with any of Heather’s books, the characters in The Moses Chronicles: Bondage are brought to live with her amazing storytelling and writing. I loved this fictional account of Moses and Miriam. I appreciated the point of view changes between Moses, Miriam, and Bithiah. Miriam was an especially enjoyable character. She was a very strong, and courageous woman in hard times. My heart broke for her with all she endured. Another aspect I enjoyed was Miriam’s love for the brother she didn’t know. Heather’s Moses was also a strong character that was honorable and wise. This book is very hard to put down and reads quickly. There is so much to this book that will keep you turning pages. For me, it was the characters and the beautiful, gripping story. I also enjoyed the other characters, Caleb and Bithiah especially.
5 out of 5 stars. I can’t wait for Deliverance, the next volume in the series.