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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope by Texie Susan Gregory


 I have always loved the story of Moses, so when I saw The Slender Reeds by Texie Susan Gregory I couldn't wait to read it. This book is the story of Jochebed, Hebrew mother of Moses. Gregory has crafted a wonderful tale of what life was like as a Hebrew slave to Rameses. I enjoyed the contentious friendship between Jochebed, her friend Lili and the half-breed midwife Shiphrah. My only issue with the book was the ending, it cries for a sequel, but there is no mention anywhere of book two.
The characters were well developed and I truly cared what happened to each of the girls. I could feel the heartbreak and terror when Ramses' soldiers rode through the village murdering all of the infant boys. Gregory uses descriptive language that draws one into the story. I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Gregory.
I was given this book by NetGalley.com, but all thoughts are mine.

About the author: Born and bred in beautiful North Carolina, I grew up hearing the Bible stories and wishing I knew more about each person's life. What happened before? What happened next? Unable to find these stories, I began to write my own books and dream of writing professionally.

True story: As a 6th grader, I turned in a book report on my own book - written under a nom de plume!

I hold a BS in Early Childhood Education, an MA in School Counseling and an MA in Religious Education. I've worked in theatre, as a hospital chaplain intern and as a teacher in both public and private schools.
As a pastor's wife, I've served as a lay counselor, written/directed dramas for worship services and co-taught marriage seminars.
My most challenging and rewarding life work has been (is) mothering our two children.

Please visit me at www.texiesusangregory.com or Facebook Texie Susan Gregory

Free preview: https://www.amazon.com/Slender-Reeds-...