Asenath by Anna Patricio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Imajin Books
Published: September 28, 2011
Source: Copy from the author for review
Two Destinies...One Journey of Love
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?
This book was sent through to me to read as a review copy from the author herself and I really thought it was decent for a debut author who has talent. I took a while for the romance to kick in but all together it wasnt terrible but it wasn't one of the greatest,epic novels. It was just good.
So I have very few problems with the language. The B-word was not derived from the Isrelites, it was the French which came around in the A.D. not before Christ , which is when Asenath and Joseph were around and born.
I did like how she took Asenath who was barely mentioned in the bible and created a novel about her life and love with JOseph, one of the best known stories in the old testimate by young and old alike.
Also the language wasn't like a historical should be as I said with the B-Word was well derived in the newer days and new english.
So the plot line was intresting by all means. I did stay up late tryin gto finish it and figured out about Joseph and see if Asenath and Joseph would end up together, okay, since I read the bible verse I knew they would end up together but how was what was on my mind. So how they ended up together was amazing. One of my favorite parts of the book.
So Asenath is a kick-butt character. She will speak what she thinks even if it will land her punishment. Also one thing about her is she is cares about others more than herself. Always I love to try a new author, whether published or Indie, just as much work and adoration goes into the book. Even if the author has written books before its a new to me. SO pick it up next time you are ebook shopping and want a goodread.
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