I love historical novels. Almost every single one I have ever read has captured me from the beginning and kept my attention the whole way through. This novel is no exception to that fact. Tracy Higley has a way with drawing you in and using her imagination to bring historical figures and events to life. I have favorite historical fiction authors and I believe Tracy is now added to that list. I appreciate all the research she put into the events and people, the details, the places and descriptions were amazing and captivating. I felt like I was a part of that history as it took place. Although much of what she wrote is, as my husband calls it, sanctified imagination, it is an amazing imagination. She had the information and put the pieces together in a way that made sense and felt so real. Lydia is someone you will know inside and out after reading this book, and the spiritual aspects are clear throughout. I appreciate that Tracy showed us through Lydia that each one of us has a specific plan designed by God in this world and how important each one of us is. I highly recommend this book!
More About the Book:
From the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled.
Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC
Orphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra’s palace, working hard to please while keeping everyone at arm’s length. She’s been rejected and left with a broken heart too many times in her short life.
But then her dying mentor entrusts her with secret writings of the prophet Daniel and charges her to deliver this vital information to those watching for the promised King of Israel. Lydia must leave the nearest thing she’s had to a family and flee to Jerusalem. Once in the Holy City, she attaches herself to the newly appointed king, Herod the Great, as handmaid to Queen Mariamme.
Trapped among the scheming women of Herod’s political family—his sister, his wife, and their mothers—and forced to serve in the palace to protect her treasure, Lydia must deliver the scrolls before dark forces warring against the truth destroy all hope of the coming Messiah.
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More About the Author:
Tracy L. Higley started her first novel at age eight and has been hooked on writing ever since. She has authored many novels, including “Garden of Madness” and “So Shines the Night.” Tracy is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Ancient History and has traveled through Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Italy, researching her novels and falling into adventures. See her travel journals and more at tracyhigley.com.
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I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed here are my own!