Anna Patricio – Asenath

From the Back Cover:

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?

Amanda’s Review:

I really enjoyed Asenath. Anna Patricio has woven a wonderful romance against the backdrop of ancient Egypt. With the use of modern dialogue, the Egyptian society in some ways reflects our current way of life — yet in other ways, it is so different. Like many others, I had never given much thought to the wife of Joseph and what her life might have been like, but Anna has taken this on and brought her to life. The romance between Asenath and Joseph is beautiful.

Throughout the novel, there is a message of searching and of hope. From losing everything to becoming the wife of one of the most powerful men in Egypt, Asenath’s story is truly remarkable in the way Anna has portrayed her. Never doubt that God can bring great things from devastation. I recommend this book to anyone who loves romance.

About the Author:

Anna Patricio is a lover of ancient history, with a particular interest in Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. She is also intrigued by the Ancient Near East, though she has not delved too much into it but hopes to one day.

She undertook formal studies in Ancient History at Macquarie University. She focused mostly on Egyptology and Jewish-Christian Studies, alongside a couple of Greco-Roman units, and one on Archaeology. Though she knew there were very limited job openings for ancient history graduates, she pursued her degree anyway as it was something she had always been passionate about.

Then, about a year after her graduation, the idea to tackle historical fiction appeared in her head, and she began happily pounding away on her laptop. ASENATH is her first novel.

Recently, she traveled to Lower Egypt (specifically Cairo and the Sinai), Israel, and Jordan. She plans to return to Egypt soon, and see more of it. In the past, she has also been to Athens and Rome.

Anna is currently working on a second novel, which still takes place in Ancient Egypt, but hundreds of years after ASENATH.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. thank you so much for your kind words, amanda! i am glad to hear that you liked my book.

    • You are very welcome Anna. 🙂

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