Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Queen's Handmaid

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week you can spotlight and up and coming release you are looking forward to.

Waiting On:
Title: The Queen's Handmaid
Author: Tracy L. Higley
Publication Date: March 18th, 2014

Synopsis:
From GoodReads
From the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled.

Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC

Orphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra's palace, working hard to please while keeping everyone at arm's length. She's been rejected and left with a broken heart too many times in her short life.

But then her dying mentor entrusts her with secret writings of the prophet Daniel and charges her to deliver this vital information to those watching for the promised King of Israel. Lydia must leave the nearest thing she’s had to family and flee to Jerusalem. Once in the Holy City, she attaches herself to the newly appointed king, Herod the Great, as handmaid to Queen Mariamme.

Trapped among the scheming women of Herod’s political family—his sister, his wife, and their mothers—and forced to serve in the palace to protect her treasure, Lydia must deliver the scrolls before dark forces warring against the truth destroy all hope of the coming Messiah.
Why I'm Waiting:
I just finished reading City on Fire: A Novel of Pompeii. The story was great and the attention to detail was phenomenal. I can't wait to read more by Tracy L. Higley, and The Queen's Handmaid is set during a time period that I love to read about.

What are you waiting on this week?

4 comments:

Jen Em said...

I haven't heard of this author before. The book looks interesting, definitely adding it to my TBR list. Thanks.

Book Blather said...

Sounds like Tracy L. Higley knows how to write Historical Fiction. Thanks for the recommendation honey, I shall look out for this one! :-)

Andy Estrada said...

Awesome choice, I'll be sure to add it to my TBR list. :D

By the way, we are giving away a SIGNED copy of Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston! Make sure to stop by and enter! :)

Waiting on Wednesday
Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

Kate said...

Jen, I was just introduced to this author and the books I read was fantastic!

Book Blather, She does. I was very impressed with her style of writing and the research she put into it!

Andy, Thanks for the info!