From my bookshelf:
by Angela Hunt
Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what--but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Forced to learn difficult lessons, she struggles to trust a promise HaShem has given her. After experiencing the best and worst of Roman society, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will for her life.
I received an advance review copy from publisher via NetGalley. A HUGE thank you to both companies for this reading opportunity!
Feast of Sorrows
by Crystal King
Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.
I love books! I love old books. I love the smell of books. I love hard-bound books! I LOVE BOOKS!
One thing I enjoy doing is going to the library and judging a few books by its cover. Does the cover art grab me? What do I get from the first pages? I do not like to know too much about a book when I'm reading it. I think jackets can give too much away. Like overzealous movie previews! I hate it when I can tell the ending from the preview. That's probably why I don't like romance movies. 9 out of 10 times, its too predictable. But that's not books... I'm talking books.
Feel free to share what you think I should look for at the library on my next stop!
Of note -- these are just my opinions. If you're going to leave a note blasting me, do not be offended if I delete your comment. I overall try to keep a positive attitude and open mind. I hope the visitors of my site will also keep this point of view and respect the fact that these are only my opinions. I welcome yours as well, as long as its not a shoot you down with guns blazing sort of rebuttle.
Just released December 2016: "The Forgotten" volume 2 "Heir of the Heretic"
Reviewed and awarded the
2016 Indie Editor's Choice
by the Historical Novel Society.
Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.
Goodreads profile at: https://www.goodreads.com/JElse