Miriam – A Book Review

 

It took me awhile to get through Miriam. I’ll be honest. I don’t know if it’s because it may have been a struggle for the author to write the feeling that God has abandoned her, one we feel all too well in modern times and take that to a place where the main character does feel abandoned – turned out of the community completely. But nevertheless, the author does a superb job of bringing Miram’s story to fictional life. It is a well written, resounding novel as the follow up to The Pharaoh’s Daughter, although I much preferred Daughter over Miriam, but maybe that’s just me. If you like Mesu Andrews this is a solid read worth the time and effort to get through With Miriam, I perceived subtle changes in Mesu’s writing as compared to her previous novels. Her scenes, which have always been ladened with rich historical details, felt even warmer — as if I’d been invited into Miriam’s actual longhouse versus simply picturing it in my mind. Additionally, she has ramped up the level of suspense! With Miriam, I perceived subtle changes in Mesu’s writing as compared to her previous novels. Her scenes, which have always been ladened with rich historical details, felt even warmer — as if I’d been invited into Miriam’s actual longhouse versus simply picturing it in my mind. Additionally, she has ramped up the level of suspense! . I give this book at 3.5 out of 5 stars because while it wasn’t unbearable to read it wasn’t the easiest of efforts to get through it.

 

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