An orphan who served in Cleopatra's palace has an extremely important package to keep safe. There are those who would like to find, and destroy, these scrolls of Daniel. As Lydia travels to Jerusalem and begins work in the house of Herod, will they find her and destroy this vital information?
Lydia was orphaned at an early age and her options were few. She was taken to Cleopatra's palace and put to work. She wanted to keep to herself, stay out of harm's way, but was befriended by Samuel and a cook in the kitchen. But, Samuel was attacked and before he died, he gave Lydia an important job. He gave her the scrolls of Daniel and instructed her to give them to a specific person in the temple of Jerusalem. How would she get there? God intervened when Herod saw her with Cleopatra's children and took her to work in his house. Now in Jerusalem, Lydia had to keep herself and the scrolls safe. Would her enemies discover her identity and the location of the scrolls? Would Lydia find the man who would take the burden from her?
This is a really interesting historical novel. You can tell that Tracy Higley did her research because the scenes and characters are realistic. It is like taking a step back in time. This book will not only make a wonderful selection for readers of historical fiction, but I also think book clubs would enjoy discussing the intricacies of the book. I received my free review copy in exchange for honest participation in the Litfuse blog tour.
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About the book: 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 a 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.
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About the Author: Tracy L. Higley started her first novel at age eight and has been hooked on writing ever since. She has authored many novels, includingGarden of Madness and So Shines the Night. Tracy is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Ancient History and has traveled through Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Italy, researching her novels and falling into adventures.
See Tracy's travel journals and more at: tracyhigley.com
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