Dreamers

Dreamers

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by Angela Elwell Hunt, Bethany House Publishers
     
 

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Though as naturally elegant as any queen, Tuya came as a teenaged slave to Potiphar's household, a personal gift from the mighty Pharaoh. Tall and slender, the young girl had eyes that shone like a stream of gold in the fading light, and her face was as perfectly chiseled as the statues in the finest temples. She knew nothing of her past, except that she had always

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Though as naturally elegant as any queen, Tuya came as a teenaged slave to Potiphar's household, a personal gift from the mighty Pharaoh. Tall and slender, the young girl had eyes that shone like a stream of gold in the fading light, and her face was as perfectly chiseled as the statues in the finest temples. She knew nothing of her past, except that she had always been a slave.

Another young slave came to Potiphar, purchased from traveling Midianites. Though stained with dust and fatigue, Joseph seemed lighted from within. Indomitable pride was carved into that handsome face, along with intelligence and hard-bitten strength. If harnessed properly, Potiphar envisioned that this lad would pull more than his share of the work load.

In the household of the captain of Pharaoh's guard, Tuya and Joseph come to share their dreams of better things…of freedom…and of love. But as quickly as their destinies seem to entwine, they are torn apart. Will the dreams they share destroy them both?

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School Library Journal
YAThose familiar with the Bible will recall that Joseph, the much-loved son of Jacob, was sold into slavery in Egypt by his envious brothers. Hunt retells Joseph's story, capitalizing on the drama of the young Israelite's capricious life as well as on readers' fascination with ancient Egypt to create a deeply moving narrative that spans more than 25 years. An interpreter of dreams, Joseph went from being a servant to becoming an administrator favored by the pharaoh during a period of great famine. While refreshingly devoid of explicit sex scenes, the novel nonetheless contains all the fiery passion aroused in women by the Israelite "well favored of the Lord," as well as the intrigue that permeated the royal court. Readers will be in for a treat as the remainder of the series unfolds.Cynthia Rieben, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556616075
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Legacies of the Ancient River Series , #1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.06(d)

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Dreamers 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
The story of Joseph as told in the Bible is a familiar one; I've read it many times. So I first thought that this book wouldn't appeal to me. I should have realized that anything Angela Hunt writes is going to be GOOD. She take the biblical account and using her attention to detail, fictionalizes it so that I end up thinking, "Yes, it could have happened like this." It just makes sense!

Her ability to weave in information gathered from what must have been a massive research project, and create twists and turns so that this reader always expects the unexpected. You may ask, "How can there be surprises in a well-known story?" Ah, you'll have to read it to see for yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was fabulous! Tuya and joseph make the perfect couple. i loved how the author included so much of the actual biblical story it truly was an amazing story! i recomend this book to anyone who either loves a good love story, an adventure or who loves egypt and the Bible. My friend also read this book she said it was one of her favorites. we both plan to read it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this series many times, and I learn new ideas each time. Hunt has taken the story of Joseph in the Bible, which may become sterile and one dimensional after reading and hearing about it so many times, and brings a new light to the story. She brings out information, that which is embellished, but which is based on truth, and is not embellished to the point, where the true story is not discernable. I hope that Hunt will come out with a new series. It would be nice for someone to come out with a series like Hunt's series on Joseph, on Daniel. I hope that everyone will get a blessing out of reading these books as I have gotten.
Cecelia Pomphrey More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books on the topic of Ancient Egypt!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book keeps you interested while telling its amazing story of dreams and destiny. It also helped me to understand the story from the Bible better.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book in that it had many suspense and it really kept you on the edge of your chair as to what was going to happen next. This funfilling romance did not have anything really provocative or really nasty. My favorit character was Tuya. No matter what happened she still maintained herself and still had hope that the Gods or God will help her in her worst times. Even though she had lost a lot of people who were close to here in the end it was more of a gain rather than a loss because she rose to a queen position from being a slave to a queen. I think one of the main conflicts was how Sagira (Tuya's master) was always trying to compete with Tuya in love and beauty. Sagira tried to get rid of Tuya when younger and later on when she married Potipher she ended up back under the same roof with Tuya and Still competing in love with Tuya. When Tuya became Queen Sagira still competed in Power with Tuya.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book a few months ago from the public library. Ever since I have been looking for it in bookstores to buy for myself. This book really captures the elegance of Ancient Egypt, something I always have enjoyed. It also goes into detail in every chapter about what's happening. It's also a love story with many tangled characters. What can I say, I LOVE IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This exciting novel called dreamers was written by the author Angela Ewell Hunt. It's an mazing story that goes into great detail but at hte same time keeps the suspense high through out he novel. Each chapter gets a little more exciting. She really captured the life of a slave in the egyptian times.
Alyssa Jennings More than 1 year ago
It was ok. The ennding sucked and was weak
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sounds good but i do not know
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