Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Miriam Scavenger Hunt and Giveaway

I'm so excited to be a part of this scavenger hunt blog hop in celebration of the launch of Mesu Andrews' second book in her Treasures of the Nile series, Miriam!

Miriam Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop

I realize most of you are probably already "on the hunt", but if you just happened on this page first, you'll want to hop on over to the start of the hunt at Mesu’s blog and then you'll finish your journey at Mommynificent.com. At the bottom of this post, you can find the full list of stops for the entire hunt. Between March 15th and 20th, click on the next link, head over to the page, meet a new book-lover, and read their thoughts about Miriam. Somewhere in each post there will be a single word that is in BOLD AND ALL CAPITALS. Write it down. (The words “Home” and “Good Luck” are not secret words for anyone.)

Then, go to the next stop. That post will also have a word that’s bolded and capitalized. You will need to visit all 14 blogs as each one will have a word that you need. Once you reach the end and have found all the words, you will have found an inspirational quote from the book Miriam. There are 14 words in this quote. Enter the quote into the Rafflecopter on the last stop and you will be entered to win a Kindle Fire from Mesu Andrews! (Open to U.S. residents only) If you have any questions, get lost, or experience any technical difficulties, you may email Tina at tina{at}mommynificent{dot}com for help. Now, let's talk about this fantastic book!

Miriam by Mesu Andrews


About the Book

Title: Miriam
Author: Mesu Andrews
Series: Treasures of the Nile, Book 2
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Print Length: 384 pages
Summary from the publisher: At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites. Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh? Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.


My Thoughts about Miriam by Mesu Andrews

There are times I feel jealous of the relationships I see other people experience with God. In my church, we believe in prophets and miracles and I see so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ who have these gifts and use them to God's glory. I do not have these gifts and like Miriam, I have felt jealous of THOSE who do, as well as unsure of my own standing with God. It is tempting to think that because I do not have those gifts that I must not be as special, or that I've done something to displease Him. Reading Miriam was at times like looking in a mirror, seeing my tendency to begrudge others their closeness with God rather than working to cultivate my own and rejoice in the gifts I have been given.

If you would like to read my review of Miriam, you can find it here.


About The Author

Author Mesu AndrewsMesu Andrews is the award-winning author of Love Amid the Ashes, Love's Sacred Song, Love in a Broken Vessel, In the Shadow of Jezebel, as well as two books in her Treasures of the Nile series: The Pharoah's Daughter and Miriam. Winner of the 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award for New Author, she has devoted herself to passionate and intense study of Scripture, bringing the biblical world vividly alive for her readers. She lives in Washington.

Mesu's Website * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads



Stops on the Scavenger Hunt

  1. Mesu Andrews
  2. A Holland Reads
  3. Mother of Three
  4. Just A Second
  5. Grace and Glory
  6. Angela Arndt - Joy on the Back Roads
  7. God's Peculiar Treasure Rae
  8. What If
  9. Carole Towriss
  10. Kate Hodges, Storyteller
  11. Backing Books
  12. Creative Madness Mama
  13. Climbing to the High Calling
  14. Mommynificent
*Stop 12 is currently not working. The clue is WHO. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Win Both Treasure of the Nile Books

WaterBrook Press has given me permission to give away one copy of each of Mesu's Treasures of the Nile novels to one lucky winner so to enter to win your own copies of both The Pharoah's Daughter and Miriam, all you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below. (Open to U.S. residents only.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I loved reading your thoughts on this book! Thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt!

  2. This book sounds super interesting!

  3. Thanks for your review. Looking forward to reading this book.

  4. I enjoy books that go along with a history and this one looks like it will be very interesting and definitely hold my interest.

  5. I enjoy historical fiction, and these two books appeal to me. I am looking forward to reading both.

  6. What's your favorite book?

  7. My favorite part is the actual getting up and leaving.

  8. Love how God provided a way to leave and parted the waters.