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In this final installment of the Mark of the Lion series, Atretes, the Germanic warrior, returns to play a central role in the story. Hadassah is confined to the cells below the arena and is facing death once again. Marcus, shattered by the loss of Hadassah, goes in search of God, while his sister Julia lies dying of a strange new illness, longing for a forgiveness beyond her reach....
A Voice in the Wind, Francine Rivers. Yes, I read this and it's sequel, "An Echo In The Darkness." Francine Rivers, a former Romance novelist, injects a chaste "bodice ripper" feel along with a christian morality. Sound odd? It actually works. The books are historically accurate, portraying 70CE Jerusalem and Rome. It's a good read. I keep an open mind.
The story of two women, centuries apart, who are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands - and even themselves – until they fall into the arms of the one who loves them unconditionally. When Sierra discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Catherine Murray, she finds that their lives are amazingly similar. Though the women are separated by time and many of the issues and problems they face are remarkably similar.