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She has prayed for deliverance from Egypt.
But perhaps the greatest liberation happens within the heart.
From the very beginning, Miriam has lived in her younger brother's shadow. Thrust into the role of protective older sister before Moses was even born, she will grow up into a woman who not only keeps her family's secret but bears the burden of leading a new nation.
In her mind, she knows that she is serving both her God and her people. But in her heart, Miriam yearns for more. She longs to experience the privileges Moses has--to talk with God face-to-face. But when God finally does speak directly to her, the outcome is not at all what she expects.
With her impeccable research and keen eye for detail, bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith offers this epic novel to fill in the gaps in Miriam's story, following her from childhood to motherhood, obscurity to notoriety, and yearning to fulfillment as she learns that what God promises He provides--in His own perfect timing.
Praise for the novels of Jill Eileen Smith
"Smith uses poetic intervals to infuse the narrative with the sensuality and beauty of the ancient culture."--Booklist on The Heart of a King
"An intriguing, gripping look into the life of one of history's most famous kings."--Interviews & Reviews on The Heart of a King
"Emotional depth and a modern sensibility not typically seen in historical novels."--Publishers Weekly on A Passionate Hope
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