Broken Vessels

Broken Vessels
eBook: $2.99
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
ISBN: 9781927547045
Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliette in Ancient Rome With no way to prevent Helena from marrying another, Lucius flees to Rome to seek his fortune and mend his broken heart. In a loveless marriage with a child to care for, Helena finds comfort in the most unlikely place—with her brother amongst the Christians. The religious group is mostly ignored by the Pagan populace, until the Emperor returns to the city and celebrations are planned. There’s a shortage of criminals for the games and Christians are now sought out for arrest. Fate brings Lucius back to Carthage, where his only wish is that he will get a glimpse of the girl he still loves. But when he finally sees Helena, it’s under the worse possible circumstance…
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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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