As famine overtakes the land, Simeon leads his brothers into Egypt to buy grain. He doesn’t recognize the vengeful ruler he must bow before: Joseph, his long-lost brother. The very brother Simeon sold into slavery years ago. Now, it is the brash Simeon’s turn to know imprisonment. Only Mandisa, the handmaid who interprets the ruler’s language, is his saving grace. The beautiful widow and her young son see another side of Simeon, tenderness under the tough exterior. Yet he will never be free to love them until he unshackles the chains of his own heart.
This one’s easy–BROTHERS begins in the same scene where DREAMERS ends, and I knew I wanted to write the story because there was so much of Joseph’s story left to tell. DREAMERS, if you’ll recall, is the story of Joseph’s youth, imprisonment in Egypt, and his love for Tuya, a fellow slave. The story ends in the midst of the seven-year famine.