Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Destined for Power

Asenath by Anna Patricio

~ An Aussie Review ~ 

In a humble fishing village on the shores of the Nile lives Asenath, a fisherman's daughter who has everything she could want. Until her perfect world is shattered.

When a warring jungle tribe ransacks the village and kidnaps her, separating her from her parents, she is forced to live as a slave. And she begins a journey that will culminate in the meeting of a handsome and kind steward named Joseph. 

Like her, Joseph was taken away from his home, and it is in him that Asenath comes to find solace…and love. But just as they are beginning to form a bond, Joseph is betrayed by his master’s wife and thrown into prison. 

Is Asenath doomed to a lifetime of losing everything and everyone she loves? (Goodreads)

Have you ever read something and wondered what was happening in the back ground? That’s exactly what Anna Patricio did while reading about Joseph in the Bible.  The story of Joseph is a well known story (if you don’t know about Joseph… it is a very famous story that you’ll find it in Genesis … or if you really don't want to open a Bible you could cheat and Google ‘The Story of Joseph’ and loads of cheat notes will come up for you) Yet in the Bible, Joseph’s wife is barely mentioned. And from that barely mentioned woman, Anna has created one of the sweetest love stories you’ll find. Yes it is fiction. Yes she did make it up. But she wrapped it in Biblical facts and intertwined her perception of what actually happened… or may have happened.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Asenath.
I highly recommend it for everyone. 

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  1. I've never read a book like this before, so thanks for the review! I often wonder about Bible behind-the-scenes stories. :)

    A teacher friend of mine was wondering if I knew of any books suitable for 6th graders (12 year olds) that are set in Australia. Would you recommend any? My email is a2sonnichsen (at) gmail (dot) com if you think of anything. :)

    Thanks, Michelle!

  2. Fascinating premise! I like the idea of the book being written from Anna's perspective. Thanks!

  3. Another title for my MUST READ list :-)

  4. what a great idea, Michelle! I'm always fascinated where writers get their ideas from. Such great stories have got to have good backgrounds... And from the oldest book in the world too! Brilliant!


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