While I have not read a lot of ‘Christian’ fiction because some of it struck me as cringe worthy, I did enjoy this one. While containing a clear Christian message, which was a teeny bit too preachy, (not that I’m against the message! Just that it was a little bit patronising in the way it spelled things out rather than letting the story speak for itself) I really loved the history. My knowledge of history is appalling but something I love to learn about. (A legacy left from my ‘history is boring’ assumptions in high school….hence I never chose history as an elective. Now I know that learning is not boring and I have a strong interest in history.) This book is part of a trilogy (I think) so I’ll be seeking out the next one.
Story of a young Christian girl who survived the fall of Jerusalem, was taken into captivity and ended up a slave to an aristocratic Roman family. Story has war, family dramas, gladiators and a bit of a love story too.