Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw 5 of 5 stars
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.
Against her will, Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters, the noble Sheftu, and she starts to believe in his plans of restoring Thutmose III to the throne. But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her help and her heart, her duplicity is discovered, and a battle ensues in which both Mara's life and the fate of Egypt are at stake. ((Summary from back of book))
Mara, Daughter of the Nile is a beautiful and suspenseful story I hated to put down. It was the type that captured your attention and held it until the last page. The characters are wonderfully realistic and intriguing.