As famine overtakes the land, Simeon leads his brothers into Egypt to buy grain. He doesn't recognize the vengeful ruler he must bow before: Joseph, his long-lost brother. The very brother Simeon sold into slavery years ago. Now, it is the brash Simeon's turn to know imprisonment. Only Mandisa, the handmaid who interprets the ruler's language, is his saving grace. The beautiful widow and her young son see another side of Simeon, tenderness under the tough exterior. Yet he will never be free to love them until he unshackles the chains of his own heart.
I finished this one late last night. I love how the author uses scripture and then embellishes the characters around the story. It brings so much life into the stories that we learned to recite as children. It makes the Bible characters into real people again, sometimes I find myself going back and reading the scripture for more detail, that is a good thing!