About the Book:
- Tiy & The Prince of Egypt
- by Debbie Dee
- Pages: 266
- Publication: September 27th 2013
- by Dolce Books
- Received From: Debbie Dee for an honest review
- Rating: 4/5
Based on the lives of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy – a historical romance for all ages!
Tiy is different than the other Egyptian girls–she has pale hair and more freckles than she wants to count. With her mother consumed by the need to keep up appearances, and her father too busy to care, Tiy just wants to disappear into the background. But her hope for a quiet life is shattered when she rescues Prince Amenhotep from a sandstorm and is rewarded with an invitation to attend the royal school in Egypt’s capital””-a place where girls like her will never belong.
Amenhotep welcomes her into his close circle of friends and their friendship strengthens into a bond neither is willing to lose. But when Amenhotep becomes Pharaoh and is pressured by the priests to marry, the strength of their friendship is threatened. Will Tiy find enough courage to accept Amenhotep’s hand when he wants her to become the next Queen of Egypt, especially when her feelings run no deeper than friendship? And how can she protect him from the Nubian rebels who are determined to take control of Egypt?
I love the beginning of this! It grabs you and doesn’t let go. I really enjoyed how Tiy was introduced once you get into the actual story and how she meets Prince Amenhotep. I felt as if Debbie Dee was able to transplant me to this other culture that I had no idea about, but have always loved.
The plot was pretty fast paced and as in her Incenaga Series I found myself loving the supporting characters, or in some cases, absolutely hating them! I knew when Tiy was in the desert running after the King’s ship that this was going to be one interesting read.
The only downside that I have isn’t really a critique. I’m not sure how to put it into words. Maybe it was the expectation after reading the Incenaga books but something didn’t grab me completely with this plot. I did enjoy the speed of it, and like I said, I loved the characters, but every once in a while I found my mind roaming. It wasn’t often but it did happen. And it was odd because I really do love Debbie’s writing and I’m dying for Incenaga #3! So, this wasn’t my FAV of hers but I still really enjoyed it.
And Wow… Let’s not forget the first chapter just had my mouth gaping open. I could do nothing else but turn pages until I knew what was going to happen. I loved the ending as much as the beginning! And definitely recommend this!
About the Author:
Debbie Dee recently moved to southern Idaho with her husband and three children where she is learning how to be a country girl in her favorite pair of blue heels. She adores fairy tales and happy endings, but secretly crushes on the bad guy now and then.
As a dedicated musician who practices way too much, she never expected writing would sweep her off her feet until she jotted down a scene from a daydream, which turned into two scenes, which turned into a messy house and her first novel. Since then she hasn’t been able to let a day go by without writing.
In addition to writing, she plays the piano, harp, violin, and gets in frequent fights with her cello. She loves to read and play board games – when she is winning.