Spring Scavenger Hunt Stop #13–Pink Team

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt!

I am a part of TEAM PINK, and this is Stop #13. If you’re just joining us, there are two loops—pink and purple—and they begin at Lisa Bergren’s site (purple loop) and Robin Hatcher’s site (pink loop) for stop #1 on either stream. If you complete either the pink or purple loop, you can enter for a Kindle paperwhite and the 17 autographed books from that loop. If you complete BOTH loops, you can enter for the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire HDX and ALL 34 autographed books.

BE SURE to keep track of the clues at the bottom of every post in the loop and the favorite number mentioned. You’ll need those clues to enter for the loop prize and every number mentioned in order to enter for the grand prize.

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Without further ado…

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to my guest for the Scavenger Hunt, Hillary Manton Lodge. I first met Hillary at a writer’s conference two years ago and discovered we have much in common. We live in neighboring cities, we share the same publisher, and we love dogs–well, she loves her dog, Shiloh (and I want a dog just like Shiloh!).

Here’s a little more about Hillary:Hillary Manton Lodge

Hillary Manton Lodge writes eclectic fiction for the foodie’s heart. When she’s not writing, Hillary enjoys exploring her latest hometown of Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Here’s the summary of Hillary’s latest release, Reservations for Two:

Reservations for TwoA culinary concoction of taking chances and finding love in the most delectable places

Food writer-turned-restaurateur Juliette D’Alisa has more than enough on her plate. While her trip to Provence might have unlocked new answers to her grandmother’s past, it’s also provided new complications in the form of Neil McLaren, the man she can’t give up. 

Juliette and Neil find romance simple as they travel through Provence and Tuscany together, but life back home presents a different set of challenges. Juliette has a restaurant to open, a mother combating serious illness, and a family legacy of secrets to untangle – how does Neil, living so far away in Memphis, fit into to her life?

As she confronts an uncertain future, Juliette can’t help but wish that life could be as straightforward as her chocolate chip cookie recipe. Can her French grandmother’s letters from the 1940’s provide wisdom to guide her present? Or will every new insight create a fresh batch of mysteries?

To read the first chapter, click here.

And here’s Hillary’s EXCLUSIVE content, that you’ll only find in this hunt!

There’s something magical about baking. I love how you can put something vaguely unappealing into the oven, and return to discover something else entirely. Something else emerges – something aromatic and appetizing, golden brown and beautiful. It’s a handy metaphor for renewal and transformation – and a tasty one!

In my upcoming novel, Reservations for Two, my main character, Juliette D’Alisa, cooks when there’s a need, when friends gather, and when she just needs to shake off a difficult day. As we follow her into book II, we find Juliette struggling with factors beyond her control – the fact that the man she loves lives far away, complications with the opening of her restaurant, and her mother’s illness. While she can’t change her circumstances – of the circumstances of those around her – she can make sure that everyone around her is well-fed. To Juliette, food equals love. And everyone around her is well-loved indeed.

The recipe below is an especially good example of the kind of transformation that baking can bring, because it makes good use of overripe bananas. Bananas you wouldn’t want to eat plain are perfect once mashed and baked into a cake! Loosely adapted from the Banana & Cinnamon cake in Amber Rose’s Bake Love Nourish cookbook, this chocolate-studded banana bread smells particularly fragrant coming out of the oven.

~ Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Banana Bread ~choc chip cin banana bread

  • 1 ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour or spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick plus one tablespoon (9 tablespoons total) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 very ripe bananas, well-mashed
  • 1 cup mini bittersweet chocolate chips (more if the Spirit moves you)
  • 1 tsp vanilla or vanilla bean paste

Set the oven rack to the center and preheat to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9-inch Springform pan by greasing and flouring it; if you’re using a glass and silicone pan, no need to prep.

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the bananas, maple syrup, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir together until well-blended but still slightly lumpy. Add the chocolate chips (regular chips are pictured here, because it’s what I had), and then pour into the pan.

Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the cake has pulled from the sides and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving.


The Hunt begins at NOON Mountain time on April 16 and ends at midnight Mountain on April 19, 2015, so you have a long weekend to complete all 34 stops and maximize your chances at prizes!

Before you go, make sure you WRITE DOWN THESE CLUES:

Secret Word(s): CHANGE

Secret Number: 48, my age when my first novel was published.

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  1. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    If I remember the question correctly, I think I liked one fact about P’s Daughter and Moses is that she rescued him and raised him up. That she actually cared. One word that comes to mind is LOVE.

  2. Your books sound like my kind of genre! Thanks for doing this scavenger hunt!
    The thing that intrigues me the most about Moses and the Pharaoh’s daughter is probably how astounding the whole idea behind the story. Royalty adopting an orphan? It sounds a lot like a fairy tale’s plot! But the fact that it DID happen just makes it all the more amazing, and really reflects the wonderful nature of our God!

    • I’m with you, Natasha. I simply couldn’t get over it. I needed to know more about this woman…that’s part of the reason I wrote this book. She’s so fascinating!

  3. I am always amazed at how God orchestrates our lives to follow His plan. This was so true with Moses and Pharaoh’s daughter.
    Things we may not understand at the time, become so clear as we look back.

    I still to this day enjoy watching the movie The Ten Commandments.

  4. What intrigues me most about this story is the Pharaoh’s daughter herself. To have the courage and inner strength to save a baby against her fathers decree is humbling and inspiring to me.

    • She is definitely courageous. Like you, I’m intrigued by her. I love her spirit, and it made me wonder what could circumstances in her life motivated such defiance.

  5. That’s a beautiful box. I’ve always been interested in why the Pharoah’s daughter took an illegal infant and raised him as her son. 🙂

  6. What I intrigues me the most about Moses and the Pharaoh’s daughter is Moses’ trip down the river. How far did he go, did he cry the whole way? How long was it before the Pharaoh’s daughter fished him out of the river and was he sick? And why did the Pharaoh let her keep him when it was his decree to kill all the Hebrew babies?!?! God is so amazing when you think about all that could have gone wrong.

    • That journey down the Nile gave me fits when it came time to work out the logistics!!! Where was Miriam? Did she follow him the whole way? How many bulrushes? Were there crocodiles close by? So many questions… You’ve got a great, inquisitive mind! 😉

    • I loved the trinket box, too, Susan. The Egyptian used so many little boxes and bowls–as seen in King Tuts artifacts in my research. It seemed like a perfect gift for y’all! 😉

  7. It has always intrigued me that Pharoah’s daughter was allowed to keep a Jewish baby after her father had decreed they were all to be killed at birth.

    • I agree with you, Edward. That’s why I imagined (in my novel) that she tried to hide Moses’s heritage and pass him off as her natural son. Imagine the intrigues of Egyptian court and the lies people tell to secure power. Very interesting to ponder…

  8. I would love to know how she explained the sudden appearance of a baby to those around her – and to Pharaoh.

  9. Pharaoh wanted to kill all the Hebrew baby boys and his daughter takes in a Hebrew baby boy as her own!

    • I’ve wondered that too…and my best guess was that she kept Moses’s heritage a secret from Pharaoh. I don’t think we’ll ever know for sure–this side of heaven. 😉

    • Isn’t God’s plan amazing. How can we doubt His power in our own lives when we see Him work in such splendid detail in others? I don’t know, but I still find it hard to trust sometimes. Ugh. This story helped remind me of His faithfulness. 😉

  10. I wonder just how much Pharoah’s daughter was involved with raising Moses. Was she a hand’s on mom or did she have servants care for him? God is so awesome in his perfect plan for Moses.

    • Great question, Anita!!! I had wondered that too, and in my research, I discovered that in the Nile Delta (where the Hebrews were slaves) most of the Egyptians (even royals) lived in villas rather than palaces. I think The Pharaoh’s Daughter may have been more hands on than I once thought. 😉

  11. Thank you for sponsoring a stop on the scavenger hunt and for the chance to win the mosaic trinket box! So cool!

  12. There is so much unknown about the growing up years for Moses. What was his life like in the palace? How did he feel when he first arrived and did he miss his real family or soon forget them? Did the princess act like a mother or give him to a nanny? See?! I have a ton of questions. =) Fascinating story!

    • Great questions!!! The thing I tried to keep in mind while writing was who Moses was as a man (in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) and what kinds of childhood experiences might have shaped him into that man. His education, his traumas, his joys, his comfort, and his challenges.

  13. I have heard great things about your book Pharoah’s Daughter.I like it when she gets the baby out of the river and keeps the baby and name him Moses. She could have drowned him because of the Pharoah. She saw a baby not a Hebrew. Instant love.

    • That question nagged me, too, Hannah. That’s why I think she may have tried to keep his heritage a secret (since Pharaoh’s palace was in Memphis and she was in the northern Nile Delta). It also makes for great tension in the story! ha!

  14. I love the fact that she took baby Moses in, probably knowing that he was one of the babies that was supposed to be killed, and raised him as her own son….

    • Her level of compassion was evident in that Exodus specifically tells us she felt sorrow for him because he was crying. Scripture records those little details when they’re IMPORTANT. I love that.

  15. It will be interesting to read your perspective on what Moses life was like before what is recorded in scripture. The fact that you put so much research into your books will make it trustworthy information.

  16. My favorite genre is Biblical Fiction so I’m excited to read The Pharaoh’s Daughter, plus your other books!

  17. Ancient history is also interesting to me, especially facts about Biblical times, so a story about Moses and Pharaoh’s Daughter is very intriguing to me.

  18. Being originally from Egypt, I smiled when I saw your guest post about Egypt and the camels and all the photos :). Your novel sounds thrilling too! This is a lovely giveaway 🙂

    • How cool, Joy! I wish I could have talked with you while writing the book to get some insights about the land itself! It was tough to write without having been to Egypt, but videos, pictures, and word-of-mouth helped. 😉

  19. I am especially curious about Moses’ relationship with Pharaoh’s daughter, and what happened to her during and after the Exodus!

  20. I love the story of Moses and the Pharoah’s Daughter. It a great example of a mother’s unconditional love for a child and what she would do to give him a better life. Such a step of faith!

    • You know, Bev, that was a question I struggled with while writing the book. When did they actually tell Moses who he was? It’s the same questions adoptive parents struggle with today I think.

    • That’s another question I wrestled with while writing the book, Tracie! That would bring out another fear in the heroine–fear of Jochebed’s TRUE mother’s love. Would Anippe’s love (my fictional name for Pharaoh’s daughter) ever measure up? It’s a great question that added to the emotional realities of this story!

  21. That she got away with it! ; ) How God uses all for His glory and our good. Just amazing!!! She must have been really something.

  22. What intrigued me the most was that Pharaoh let his daughter keep a hebrew baby when they were being killed at the time. It shouldn’t surprise me because God was with Moses.

  23. I always wondered if she loved Moses and if he loved her. There is no mention in the Bible about their relationship beyond her choosing to rescue him and allowing his real mother to nurse him. Thank Hillary Manton Lodge for the recipe. It sounds delicious and I think I’ll try it.

    • I’ve often wondered how Moses got along with his Egyptian mother too. Did he know he was Hebrew? Did she ever use that against him? Or did she truly love him as her own. Interesting questions! (And Hillary’s recipe DID sound yummy!)

  24. I wish we knew more about her perspective in everything that happened with Moses. Was she happy, sad, feeling betrayed, by what went on?

    • I agree. There are so many Bible stories I can’t wait to know more about. I think the first 100,000 years of eternity, I’ll just spend asking questions of all the folks in the Bible!

  25. I’m excited to read The Pharoah’s Daughter to learn more about the cultural setting of this Bible story. As a child, these were just stories in a foreign land. Growing up and learning about history in public school, then realizing history applies to the Bible, has been so fascinating for me. I love when a pastor puts his sermon in the cultural setting for me, and I love reading biblical fiction.

    • You’re a gal after my own heart. I hated history until I realized it was a part of my story…because it mattered to the biblical story of God’s redemption of my soul. Suddenly, every piece of world history became important in forming my salvation. How amazing is that?

  26. Ancient Egypt is something I’ve been fascinated with for a while. I really enjoy reading book set in that time. Like many of the others who commented, I wonder how she managed to keep Moses. If she passed him off as her own, how on earth would she explain that? I wonder how common adoption was in those days?

    • Actually, adoption was fairly common in those days. Orphans gathered along the Nile, and adults seeking to adopt a child went to child camps along the river to choose a child. Moses’s circumstance was different, however, in that his basket was floating specifically near the princess’s royal villa. It took a fair amount of imagination to write the story such that she could hide him. It would surely have been difficult to pull off!

  27. I have always struggled with the idea that Moses’ adopted mom didn’t know where he came from like so many seem to present. I like this twist where she struggles for a child then finds one given to her. She must have known either way that the child was Hebrew and illegal and yet she kept him. That took incredible courage and strength.

  28. That Pharaoh’s daughter was able to keep baby Moses as her own. Just goes to show she was probably indulged.

  29. It is amazing how God worked in the life of Moses. From a Hebrew baby and then to royalty and then to be a servant of the one and only Creator. How blessed to stand on Holy ground, and be God’s messenger.

    • You’re so right. He was so incredibly blessed…but his life was also filled with incredible sorrow. I think we see that almost all of the great biblical leaders–lives where great blessing is accompanied by great suffering.

  30. Ancient Egypt has always fascinated me, and I find the fact that Moses gave up his position as a member of Egypt’s royal house especially intriguing.

  31. For me it is just incredible how the pharoah’s daughter knew exactly that she was saving a Hebrew child. She went right against pharoah in this. Daughter of Pharoah or not, that is some brave stuff!

  32. I, like most, was young when I first heard the story of Moses. Not so young I suppose. My mind reeled the first time. After reading and re-reading his story I was beside myself about his trip down that great river! I think even then I understood his birth mother’s reason for doing what she did but it didn’t stop me from holding my breath until I read that he was found. That was so long ago Mesu but even today, when I read about Moses I still find myself wondering if he’s going to be found. You and I have been friends on FB since a past Scavenger Hunt and I was so pleased you were here for this one.

    • Shirley, I’m so glad you came back this year! The trip down the Nile in a basket is astounding to me too. When you think of all the water creatures that lurked in the Nile…I just shudder. Ugh! It was most definitely the Lord’s hand that guided that little basket on the waves, directly to the king’s daughter. Amazing.

  33. I loved reading your interview on Lorna’s site, Mesu! And this one was a lot of fun as well. I’ve met a new author today who is a kindred spirit as I also love baking! I had never thought of it as a metaphor for renewal and transformation before so I will enjoy pondering that next time I bake. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe! Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt!

  34. What intrigues me the most about the story of Moses and The Pharaoh’s Daughter is learning new things. I have also seen the movies and read Exodus (although not as many times as you lol). And knowing how well you research for your books (I have read all your previous books! and loved them!) I know I will learn a few new things about this story.

    • Oh, Lisa! I’m thrilled to know you’ve read my other books. How sweet of you! You know how much I love research, and this book was soooooo much fun to dig into. I hope you’ll enjoy it! 😉

  35. What amazes me the most is how God raised up Isreal’s rescurer in the house of the enemy. It’s an amazing story of love, faith and victory.

  36. I love this story of adoption! And I love how this story shows that God can use anyone … even if they don’t necessarily know they’re being used for His purposes!

    • YES!!! God doesn’t always disclose His plans to those who are DOING His plan, does He? Isn’t it great? My favorite circumstances–and I’ve witnessed it several times–is when the Lord uses people who “don’t believe God exists” to do something only God could do. Love that!!!

  37. I am most intrigued by the writer’s perspective 😉 Actually, it’s true. When I read Love Amid The Ashes I learned a lot of new and very fascinating history and I’m looking forward to the same thing in Moses’s story. What’s even better? I have a copy in my TBR pile right now. *Sigh of happiness*
    Thank you for hosting a stop on this hunt!


  38. I love the moment of unexpected grace here. How it is possible she was here exactly at the moment when needed? And that her heart was gracious enough to save Moses? I love the greatness of being the part of a greater plan and the gracious heart willing to collaborate.

    Thanks for being a part of this exciting Scavenger hunt!

    • God’s timing is always fascinating to me…the factt that he floated by at the very moment she was bathing…the fact that he cried at the moment she would hear him…and so many more perfect moment events that God orchestrated to layer perfection on top of perfection to bring all things to pass…just as He wanted them to happen. LOVE it.

  39. I loved the information you found in your research. It is so much fun to learn little known facts like that. Thank you for being part of this scavenger hunt.

  40. I appreciate the fact that you research the history behind how things were done in Moses day, then reading and finding out new information that is not in the Bible, yet accurate historically.

    • Thanks, Beth. Research is truly my favorite part of writing biblical novels. It’s the AH-HA moments that really get my blood pumping and make me excited about the story as the facts build layer upon layer of the story.

  41. I have always been intrigued by a comment from my Sunday school teacher long ago – “Did Pharoah’s daughter know Moses was a Hebrew baby because she observed that he had been circumised?”

  42. Thanks for taking part in the scavenger hunt! I am really enjoying it. Looking forward to reading your books!

  43. There are two things that I’ve wondered about the relationship between Moses and Pharoah’s daughter – how and when was Moses told about his true family heritage? And what happened to Pharoah’s daughter afterwards? Exodus doesn’t mention her again after the story of her rescuing Moses. It’s a fascinating story of how God works in and through those who may not even know Him!

    • Two FABULOUS questions. I believe you’ll find a pretty definitive answer to that last question when you read my book (the answer is found in Scripture). As to when/how Moses discovered his heritage–that one’s only a guess. 😉

  44. Your book sounds fascinating! I enjoyed some of your extra tidbits on Lorna Seilstad’s blog. I’m finishing a Bible study on the life of Moses & never pictured the Hebrews in Egypt relaxing after a hard day’s work drinking cheep beer & camels milk!

  45. I love that she took him in, raised him, cared what happened to him. That fact that she kept him, loved him and treated him as one of her own. I find it beautiful and inspiring.

  46. I am a fan of Biblical Fiction and look forward to reading the two books of yours that I have on my kindle… it’s just a matter of time.

  47. I enjoyed reading your post on Lorna’s website! Especially about the straw and bricks: I also assumed that the straw would be mixed into the bricks.

    What intrigues me the most about Pharaoh’s is wondering what she thought of everything after Moses ran away from Egypt … what did she do? Was she alive when Moses returned as God’s prophet? If so, what was her reaction?

    P.S. – The animation fan in me has to let you know that it’s actually DreamWorks Animation that did The Prince of Egypt, not Disney. =) Quick fact: 20th Century Fox’s Anastasia (1997) is also often mistaken as a Disney film. 😉

    (Zekkaina on rafflecopter)

    • Thank you so much for clearning up my Disney/Dreamworks mix-up!! I’ve oftened wondered if she was alive when Moses returned from Midian too. I believe Scripture supports the theory that his birth parents were allive but says nothing about his Egyptian mother. That’s another one we’ll have to ask when we see them in heaven! 😉

  48. I love how the Lord worked through royalty to save the one who would be the deliverer of the Jewish people–the very people who were their slaves.

  49. Thanks for the scavenger hunt. I look forward to reading your books. The box is beautiful. I collect trunks and trinket boxes, I’d love to add it to my collection!

  50. Hi Mesu! I always wondered if Pharaoh’s Daughter went with Moses and the Hebrews went they left for the Promised Land. I truly hope that if she was alive, she was able to go with them! Have a Blessed day!

    • I’ve always wondered that too, Bri. I didn’t find anything definitive in the research to tell me if she was still alive when Moses returned from Midian, but I sure hope she lived to see the day when Moses became Israel’s deliverer! 😉

  51. The one thing I am always reminded of is God allows things to happen for a reason. He placed it upon Pharaoh’s daughter to have compassion on the baby Moses and raise him. His mother thinks that she will never see her son again and is willing to sacrifice giving him up so that he may live. She ends up being part of his life. God is always there in ways that we may think that he is not.

    • I was struck by Jochebed’s sacrificial love, too, Lisa. Almost the same situation as when Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac, but the Lord provided a ram for the sacrifice instead–similarly, Jochebed was willing to give up Moses, but the Lord allowed her to nourish him with her own milk through his toddler years. How tender and sweet our God is to this mother’s heart. I love that!

  52. I’m intrigued by the fact that a woman in royalty would take in a baby who she has no knowledge of – and raise and love him as her own. What a loving heart. <3

  53. I think the best thing about the story of Moses and Pharaoh’s daughter is that it is one of the first told that proves that love of a child does not depend on giving physical birth to that child.

  54. Thanks for sharing with us! I’ve really enjoyed learning more about Christian authors and their novels through this scavenger hunt. 🙂

    I’ve always been especially impacted by the fact that Pharaoh’s daughter chose to take in Moses even though she must have known he was a Hebrew and her father’s hatred of them.

    • Defying Pharaoh might have been strong enough motivation for some teenagers, but Exodus is careful to tell us she was also motivated by compassion–which makes the story all the more amazing, doesn’t it?

  55. What intrigues me the most is observing how the creative liberties the author takes is entwined with historical and biblical facts.

    • I pray fervently as I write that the Holy Spirit will direct those “creative liberties” as I layer historical fact on the unchangeableTruth of His Word. By the time the story is finished, I think I’m as surprised as anyone at how it turns out! ha!

  56. The thing that intrigues me most about that story is how Pharoah’s daughter was bold enough to go against her father’s command by rescuing baby Moses. Was she at all punished by Pharoah for saving an Israelite baby boy? Or was it just her privilege to do as she wanted?

    • Great questions, Stephanie, and ones that I asked as I began forming the story and searching historical sources. Though we can’t know for sure, I believe the Egyptian princess kept Moses and his heritage a secret…but we can’t know for sure this side of heaven! 😉

  57. What intrigues me the most about the story of Moses and the Pharaoh’s daughter is that she didn’t count that Moses was not of royalty or even of the ethnicity as her but that she just took him in and loved him as though he was her own and that she never treated him as though he was less than her or other kids/people that he grew up knowing. I think that her love towards Moses is a good example of God’s love for us, He takes us in no matter what we have done or been through and no matter how much of royalty we are or not because He makes us royalty as soon as we ask and He takes us in to his loving and caring and merciful arms.

  58. what intrigues me is that Pharoah’s daughter took Moses and raised him as her own.and what she told people about where he came from.you would think someone would have noticed if she were pregnant

    • That was probably the hardest detail to work out in the plot line of this story. How could she keep that secret? Writing fiction is tough because sometimes God’s Word is LITERALLY stranger than fiction! ha!

  59. Thank you for participating in this Scavenger Hunt and for the extra giveaway chance 🙂

  60. You have gotten to me to read a bible themed story when I reviewed your ARC of In the Shadow of Jezebel. It makes me want to read more of your books. The trinket box would be a special place to add my own little treasures. Thank you for being part of the hunt and for the chance to win your precious gift.

    In Kind Regards,

    • I’m so excited that ISOJ sent you back to God’s Word! That’s the reason I write. What an encouragement. Thanks for stopping by the hunt, Tricia. Blessings!

  61. What intrigues me the most about Moses and the Pharaoh’s daughter is how she wanted to care for an ‘unwanted’ baby – though she be royalty herself! God is amazing to work everything for His purpose!

  62. I just think it’s so weird that he grew up in Pharoh’s home but still was aware of his heritage. What must that have been like?

    • Those emotions were something I really had to consider while writing about Moses’s childhood. How did that affect him growing into a man–especially in his teen years?

  63. I think it’s cool that even though Pharaoh wanted to kill the baby boys, his daughter knowingly adopted a Hebrew baby. Of course, I’ve always wondered how she explained the fact that she suddenly had this baby. Looking forward to reading your book!

  64. I often wonder why she even cared about a baby. DId it give her status? Was she worried about having one of her own? And a Hebrew baby?

    • Those are the kinds of questions that usually force me to write a book. Ha! It’s usually the biblical characters that leave those nagging “unsolved questions” that I have this NEED to research!

  65. The Pharaoh’s Daughter would be the first Biblical Fiction book that I’ve read! Thanks so much for being apart of this fun hunt!

    • Oh my goodness, Rebekah!!! I LOVE biblical novels–they’re ALL I read. PLEASE let me know what you think after reading my book. Other biblical fiction authors you should check out: Tessa Afshar, Tosca Lee, Jill Eileen Smith, Roseanna White (on the purple loop of this hunt). Several others! They absolutely make the characters of Scripture come right off the page for you. 😉

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