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for the record
for the record rated it 4 years ago
I can't remember when I read this for the first time, but it was several years ago. Back then I loved the book. I still really like it now. The book is about Mara, who is a slave girl who seems to have another destiny. She meets 2 people that end up changing her life. These 2 people happen to be o...
for the record
for the record rated it 4 years ago
I just finished reading greensleeves a couple of days ago. It was a bit difficult to properly imagine the setting because the story unfolds in the 1960s, and lately I've noticed I have a need to have a clear image of the characters while I'm reading. The book was surprisingly deep. I like the firs...
VeganCleopatra rated it 6 years ago
Mara, Daughter of the Nile was an enjoyable read and overall I enjoyed McGraw's writing. However, I was a bit turned off by the very anti-Hatshepsut sentiment of the novel despite Mara being a double spy. I would have thought the novel would play both sides but instead it focused almost entirely on ...
Jennavier rated it 6 years ago
Do you ever run across a novel you loved as a teen? This morning I got that experience when I saw a mention of Mara, Daughter of the Nile. I read this back when I took great books for granted, assuming that there were thousands of them just waiting for me. I actually remember the plot! Enough jabber...
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it 7 years ago
"Then the stars went out, for the bark of Ra, in fiery splendor, burst out of the East. Sunshine flooded the wide desert and the long, green valley of the Nile. The night was over; a new day has dawned for the land of Egypt."Generally, I do not reread books. I have a short attention span, I constant...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 8 years ago
This was an awesome book. Not sure what I was expecting but this exceeded..by a lot. And was it really my fault that I was imagining the awesome river boat father figure guy that, sadly, I can't remember the name of, as Sam Axe? I think not.Highly recommended to all.
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 9 years ago
I first read this book when I was a teen. For the longest time, all I could remember about it was that the main character got whipped within an inch of her life near the end and that her shoulders were still healing when the romantic storyline was wrapped up. I also remembered not quite liking Sheft...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 9 years ago
A children’s story about the making of the Bayeux Tapestry. I found it a bit slow and young, but for the right kid and the right age group it could be really good. Juliana is certainly a compelling heroine and I liked that she didn’t seem horribly anachronistic. [Sept. 2010]
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it 10 years ago
Political intrigue, adventure, a touch of romance and plenty of danger, all set in ancient Egypt? What's not to like? I bit more time spent between Sheftu and Mara would have been appreciated, as well as more in-depth characterizations all around, but still fun. And I am definitely going to need to ...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 12 years ago
Quite interesting. This story tells how Jim ran away at 11, got adopted by Crow Indians and lived with them for several years, then met back up with his siblings in Oregon in the early pioneering days. I loved reading about how the Columbia looked and felt in those times, and enjoyed the description...
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