The Shadow Women
In this volume, Hunt, a successful inspirational novelist, gives voice to the women surrounding Moses in his epic life. Each of the women narrates her own chapter and shares her experiences with Moses. Hunt has extensively researched the background for this novel, and it shows.
Merytamon is the Pharaoh’s daughter and wife and must present him with a son to maintain favor with the king. Miryam, Moses’s biological sister, gives voice to her family as they give him up to Merytamon. And Zipporah narrates her experiences as his wife and mother of his children. Though this novel was extremely interesting, the narrators were not quite as gripping as those in other biblical fiction epics. Though I enjoyed Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent and India Edghill’s Queenmaker, this novel didn’t grab me in the same way. I’d also suggest Thom Lemmon’s Women of Faith series as an alternative.