Broken Vessels

Broken Vessels

Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliette in Ancient Rome

A novella
Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliette in Ancient Rome 

Sixteen year old Helena Vibius is the daughter of a wealthy business man in the city of Carthage, North Africa in the year 199AD. She's not granted a tutor like her two older brothers are and must be satisfied with the teachings of her father. Which she is not.
Eighteen year old Lucius is a freeman--not a slave--living and working on the Vibius compound. His biggest desire is to learn about the world and one day leave Carthage to see it. A serendipitous meeting with the master's daughter presents an opportunity. Should he take it?

Helena agrees to secretly teach him, a rebellious gesture that surely could do no real harm--as long as they are not caught. And she mustn't fall for this servant boy, either.
Sometimes one does what one must not.

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Well written and very easy to read.
Lee Strauss did an amazing job writing these two books.
Tragically beautiful
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What readers are saying:

Tragically beautiful. The follow up to Jars of Clay was intense. The Christianity themes were heavy, but necessarily so. When Lee Strauss describes her book as Romeo and Juliet in ancient Rome, she isn't far from the mark. I won't give anything else away about the ending, but it was a great read (1 sitting) that was satisfying even if there are no rainbows and butterflies. -J. Harrell, Amazon reviewer

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Series: Jars of Clay, Book 2
Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Inspirational
Tags: Ancient World, Historical Romance, Hope Franke Strauss, inspirational romance, Romance
Publisher: La Plume Press
Publication Year: 2012
ASIN: B009NGK41C
ISBN: 9781927547045
eBook Price: $2.99
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