The Mapmakers Children by Sarah McCoy
Two women from very different eras lives interconnect across the generations. Sarah Brown the vibrant and talented daughter of abolitionist John Brown finds her life turned around when she starts to work with the Underground railroad. Watching as her family deals with the loss of her father and brothers, she resolves to continue her fathers work with the help of a friend. Using her artistic talents to provide hidden maps for the fleeing slaves to follow north to freedom.
Eden Anderson is a modern day woman facing some struggles of her own, having not been able to have a child and moving to a new home. The discovery of a old doll head leads her on a search for information about the house she lives in. Sarah and Eden connect across time thru the dolls head and letters that are found connecting to the house.
This book takes us back to a time when war was brewing between the states. It shows a side to the John Brown story that I have never thought about.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for free.
“The Pharaoh’s Daughter ” A Treasures of the Nile novel by Mesu Andrews
The Pharaoh’s Daughter is the first installment of the “A Treasures of the Nile” series. It follows the life of the daughter of Pharaoh who found the little baby Moses in the Nile River. Delving deep into a very dark time period of the Hebrews journey toward freedom, this story follows the life of the one who saved the bay Moses from a pending death. Growing up in a culture that seen their king as a God and with a fear of being snatched to the afterlife, Anippe has carried a dread of childbirth. The time has come for her to marry and start a family of her own. To protect herself from the gods, she chooses to create many deceptions and lies, while involving a slave people called the Hebrews. While bathing in the river, she finds a baby, which it seems that the gods had answered her prayers. But unbeknownst to her she was chosen to protect the leader of the Hebrews from death, the very same thing she feared.
As time passes, bloodshed increases, politics change with the death of a ruler, Anippe starts to wonder if the child she rescued could become the next ruler of Egypt or does the one true God, El Shaddai have bigger plans for the boy she calls son.
Mesu Andrews takes deep into the culture and world that the boy Moses would have grown in.