Thursday, January 10, 2013

In the Shadow of Sinai by Carole Towriss

In the Shadow of Sinai This was an interesting story set during the time of Moses. Bezalel is a gifted artist living in the palace of Ramses II in Egypt.  He is also a Hebrew slave.  His people have been slaves for 400 years and he wonders where God is in all of this.  He has lived in the palace since he was a child and some of his own people view him as a traitor. He feels like he doesn't fit in anywhere and he's angry with God.  His grandfather tells him that maybe he's there for a reason, but he can't see what that could be.

One day he rescues a child-slave who has been beaten, which leads him to meet the captain of the guard.  They and the new concubine he meets will forever change his life and he theirs.  As they endure the plagues and leave Egypt, what will the future hold?

I liked the behind-the-scenes look at what was going on during the plagues, how both Hebrews and Egyptians responded.  I also found it fascinating how each of the plagues showed that one of the Egyptians' gods was inadequate.  I liked a lot of the characters and found myself caring about their lives. This was an enjoyable story that will give you insight into the life and culture of some of our beloved Biblical heroes!

I received this book free from Cross-Focused Reviews and DeWard Publishing in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Veronica,

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for being part of the blog tour.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews

  2. Veronica,

    Thank you for your great review! I'm glad you liked the behind-the-scenes view. :)