BookBub has a bargain suggestion I’m excited to read. I’m not always a big fan of historical fiction but this one caught my interest as I read the first chapter. I predict this will not be a boring read.
The Queen’s Handmaid
A jealous Egyptian queen.
A lascivious Galilean governor.
How can one servant girl possibly make a difference?
An orphan since birth, Lydia lives in the palace at the demand of Cleopatra and her royal child, the son of Julius Caesar.
But Lydia’s beauty is becoming a liability to the aging queen, and the visiting Herod’s undisguised interest in Lydia only makes matters worse.
When Lydia’s mentor is murdered, the handmaid inherits a daunting task. An ancient set of sealed scrolls, the secret writings of the prophet Daniel, must be returned to Jerusalem–before those who killed her mentor destroy the scrolls as well.
Lydia joins Herod the Great’s retinue and soon becomes absorbed in the machinations of his Jerusalem palace.
But dark forces, older than Jerusalem itself, are at work.
And Lydia has no idea of the true nature of her destiny.
Check this out, you may like it as much as I do. At least as much as I expect to like it. I’ve only read one book with this author back in 2015, or so Amazon tells me, and this will be an adventure. So far so good though.