Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Isle of Shadows" by Tracy Higley

The year is 227 B.C. and the place if the Island of Rhodes. Tessa of Delos is a courtesan to her Greek owner, feeling that she will never be free or able to find true love. Unexpectedly, an opportunity at freedom comes along when her owner dies. In trying to hide that fact long enough to escape, Tessa prays to the Greek god Helios. She begs for his help in leaving. But, she also meets two men who will change her life. Simon is an elderly man who teaches her about God, and Nikos is a man who works at teaching her about love. Can Tessa learn to let go of her long held traditions and trust the one true God? Will she be able to escape the island, or will an assassination plot change her plans and let the world know that her owner is dead? Action and suspense await you within the pages of this book!

I love this time period, so this book was right up my alley. Ms. Higley writes with a style that invites the reader in, making her characters, plot, and places come alive. If you like historical fiction with suspense and the hint of love, you will love this book. I think reading groups would have fun discussing the many topics that arise. I received my free review copy from the Book Sneeze program in exchange for an honest review.

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