This epic novel tells the story of Moses from the viewpoints of the women who loved him-from his mother and sister, who saved him by giving him up to the Egyptian princess who adopted him, to the shepherd’s daughter he married. One called him son. One called him brother. One called him husband. And all three suffered for him.
Under the shadow of ancient Egypt, a baby boy is born to a peasant woman. His young sister leaves him in a basket in a river, hiding in the rushes to watch over him until a princess comes to claim the child as her own. The princess names him Moses, and he grows to become a man whose life is characterized by violence and terror, but equally by faith, and whose sacrifice ultimately leads to the redemption and liberation of his people from slavery. “The Shadow Women” is a novel full of passion and intrigue that offers a fresh perspective on one of the most enigmatic figures in biblical history.