The Queen's Handmaid- Suspenseful retelling of History's Intrigue!
Welcome to the Ancient world, where a king can go mad, a queen can be wicked, and a servant girl can witness it all.
This book is packed with nearly-unbelievable-and-yet-factual events. There are marriages, divorces, executions, escapes, liaisons, schemes and conniving. And because there were very human hearts beating in the midst of the turmoil and politics, there was forbidden love, unrequited affection, sharp desperation, fragile hope, and strong bonds between unlikely friends.
All see from the eyes of two remarkable women: Lydia, a fictional character, and Mariamme, Herod's wife.
Through it all, you wish that Mariamme had been an object of love, not obsession.
You follow her story and Lydia's closely, because as the pages turn you become invested in their lives.
If you are a student of history, things like the fate of Cleopatra and her paramour Marc Antony will probably be familiar accounts. Here you'll see them through the freshness of Story.
Some of these characters are probably just disembodied names to most people. Here you'll get to meet them for the first time as flesh-and-bone men and women with heartbreaks and adventures and triumphs and tests.
Really, if you're an adventurous reader with an interest in history, try The Queen's Handmaid.
Thank you Litfuse for my review copy!
From her earliest childhood, there was nothing Tracy loved better than stepping into another world between the pages of a book. From dragons and knights, to the wonders of Narnia, that passion has never abated, and to Tracy, opening any novel is like stepping again through the wardrobe, into the thrilling unknown. With every book she writes, she wants to open a door like that, and invite readers to be transported with her into a place that captivates.
Tracy started her first novel at the age of eight and has been hooked on writing ever since. After attending Philadelphia Biblical University, she earned a B.A. in English Literature at Rowan University. She then spent ten years writing drama presentations for church ministry. Over 10,000 people have attended drama productions she has written.
A lifelong interest in history and mythology has led Tracy to extensive research into ancient Greece and other myth systems, and shaped her desire to shine the light of the gospel into the cultures of the past.