Mara, Daughter of the Nile

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Puffin Books, 1985 - Juvenile Fiction - 279 pages
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Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom. In order to gain it, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies - each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt.

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Great plot and character development. - Goodreads
The ending seemed so rushed. - Goodreads
good adventure/historical love story. - Goodreads
This book was an awesome portrayal of ancient Egypt. - Goodreads
The writing is lyrical and flawless. - Goodreads
No bad language or graphic love scenes or violence. - Goodreads
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I really loved the book! It was mysterious, :) romantic, and it was suspenseful. Sometimes you would be like "what is going to happen???!!" and sometimes you are like "ohmygoodness that is soo sweet and romantic!!!" I really recommend this book for people who love suspense and romance!

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Ancient Egypt, in the time of the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, who has made a prisoner of her half-brother Thutmose and rules in his stead. A tyrannical megalomaniac, Hatshepsut is blind to the woes of her ... Read full review

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McGraw, recipient of the 1996 C. E. S. Wood award for Lifetime Achievement.

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