Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Blog Tour/Review: Deliverance by H.B. Moore

Deliverance, by H.B. Moore
2016, 288p, Clean Historical Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Experience the life of Moses as never before, following his journey from fugitive of Egypt to prophet of God. In this exhilarating follow-up to H.B. Moore’s biblical drama The Moses Chronicles: Bondage, the account of Moses’s flight from Egypt continues. Moses’s life as he knew it is over. He has chosen to stand for his beliefs at the cost of being cast out of his royal home and family. He is free of the wickedness of Egypt, but peace is not to be found, for Moses is as much an aimless wanderer as those in the nomadic tribe he encounters in the wilderness. Exhausted by long weeks of travel, he nevertheless jumps to action when he observes a group of young women accosted by a band of Bedrayan men at a communal well. These lovely daughters of Jethro are grateful for his help, and their Midianite tribe welcomes Moses with open arms. As he learns the ways of the Midianites, his kinship with Jethro grows—as does his admiration of one of Jethro’s daughters, Zipporah. But when Moses suddenly receives a burning call to free the very people he has long oppressed, will he have the courage to return to the land from which he has been exiled?

I loved the first book in this series and was excited to read more! It starts right where the first book ended. Moses has left Egypt and is wandering through the wilderness. He comes across some people who treat him well and others who don't. He meets Zipporah and Jethro and his life changes even more.

I liked how the chapters alternated between Moses and Zipporah. It was interesting to see the contrast between his life in the wilderness and as an Egyptian prince. He was happier in the wilderness and found a place to belong. Zipporah was having a hard time finding a man she wanted to marry until Moses came along. There were challenges for them to overcome but they were selfless, loyal and determined.

Once again, I thought the author did a fantastic job of bringing this story to life! I like that I know what will happen in general. This book is well-written and well-researched. The author adds details that help understand that time period better and at times, it didn't feel like I was reading fiction. I feel more of a connection with Moses and what he might have gone through. He didn't feel like he was important at all and planned to live in the desert forever. When he was called to deliver his people, he went, knowing that it would be difficult, but the Lord would guide him. I loved this book from beginning to end and am already looking forward to the next book!

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.

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