Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Healer of Carthage

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week you are able to spotlight an up and coming release you are anticipating.

Waiting On:
Title: Healer of Carthage
Author: Lynne Gentry
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication Date: March 4th, 2014

Synopsis:
From GoodReads
A modern-day doctor gets trapped in third-century Carthage, Rome, where she uncovers buried secrets, confronts Christian persecution, and battles a deadly epidemic to save the man she loves.Dr. Lisbeth Hastings, a first-year resident, is summoned by her eccentric father to join him at his archaeological dig. She is hesitant to accept his invitation, but when a tragic mistake ends her medical career, Lisbeth decides the only way to redeem her failure is to care for her confused father.

While exploring the haunting cave at her father’s dig, Lisbeth falls through a hidden hole and awakens to find herself the object of a slave bidding war! She tries to escape her captor, a wealthy Roman lawyer named Cyprian Thascius, and discovers that the city she remembers as ruins has somehow become brand-new. Who restored Carthage to a thriving metropolis? And if she is in the third century, how did this happen?

Cyprian believes God called him to rescue the beautiful and strange woman being auctioned off as a slave. He doesn’t understand why saving the church of his newfound faith requires him to love a mysterious woman who seems determined to get him killed by her stubbornness. But who is he to question God?

Their colliding worlds spark an intense attraction as Lisbeth and Cyprian soon find themselves united in a battle against a deadly epidemic. Together they confront Christian persecution, uncover buried secrets, and witness the beginnings of a medical revolution, but they fear Roman wrath will separate them forever. Will Lisbeth save the man she loves and the family she longs for—or will their separate worlds pull them apart forever?
Why I'm Waiting:
I actually haven't read anything by this author, but I love the synopsis. I love reading about ancient Rome and many books that I have loved have started off with time travel!

What are you waiting on this week?

2 comments:

Sandy Farmer said...

I haven't heard of this one before, but I'm typically not a fan of time travel! Hope you enjoy it!

WOW
Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Kate said...

I heard about this book a few weeks back. Thanks!