I’m gonna start this review off by saying that Biblical fiction isn’t really my favorite genre. I’m also gonna add a quick note that I have not finished Miriam’s Song yet, but I’m about half way and should finish either tomorrow or the day after and if anything changes I’ll hop on and update this review.
Miriam was good. Her character development, her kindness towards those she loved, her sense of responsibility, and her level-headedness all had an appeal(do you see a theme here? I appreciate level headed girl characters.)
I did not like Moses from the beginning. That being said, I don’t think the Biblical Moses and I would be very close friends either, even if he was chosen by God to lead the people (and God bless him in it).
I did not like Moses’s wife at all.
Like Biblical fiction tends to be for me, I didn’t really get pulled in. The author is retelling a story that I already know and have heard many times. enough times to develop these people and their personalities in my own way. So this isn’t really a negative towards the book, just a personal preference. That being said, I HAVE found biblical fiction that has pulled me in and I’ve really enjoyed. That’s why I still read them once in a blue moon.
The pace was a little slow for me. The scenes in the Bible were much shorter than and I felt like they didn’t need to be elaborated on as much as they were?! Again, personal opinion.
So far, there wasn’t too much content. After Miriam was married it does mention “marital duties” and her husband wanting a kiss.
Obviously (I hope you have read the stories in the Bible before reading a fiction version, otherwise, spoiler warning! XD) Moses kills an egyption and there is mention on blood. Also there is a couple of child births on screen, but not graphic. more blood is mentioned. Hebrews are beaten and there is mention of welts, sores, screaming and one mention of stabbing.
For the most part this story is clean for most ages! Probably 14 and up. Especially if you’re reading your Bible on your own.
If this Is your genre, go for it! It’s got some good descriptions and era setting, and the writing style is not hard to keep up with! This one has potential for a lot of enjoyment.
* I’ll add my favorite quote after I finish it *
Thank you to the author and publisher for a copy of this book. A positive review was not required and all opinions are my own!