Two women, centuries apart, are intricately involved in each other’s future. In an exciting, romantic adventure, Lynn Voedisch introduces readers to two very different women whose paths magically cross. The book is The God’s Wife, and it might be considered “romance,” “chick lit,” “historical fiction,” or “fantasy,” but it brings so much more to the reader.
The central characters are Neferet, a sixteen-year-old daughter of Pharaoh who has just been named “God’s Wife of Amun,” and Rebecca Kirk, a young dancer who is about to become legendary. Both are surrounded by jealousy, intrigue, and politics, and they are somehow connected through time. Readers first learn of their connection through Rebecca’s dreams and blackouts.
The story is suspenseful with an unforeseeable finale that caps off the romance and excitement, luring the reader to its final pages. Voedisch presents us with two multidimensional protagonists, but the real gift is one of the villains, Neferet’s mother, Meryt, who is using her daughter to gain power for her son. Meryt is delightfully wicked, reminding the reader of the evil queen in Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with a little Cruella de Vil thrown in for bad measure.
Forget genre and labels; The God’s Wife is a good story, well told. Readers will find themselves immersed in ancient Egypt as they struggle to put the book down. Don’t bother, it can’t be done.