Jars of Clay

Jars of Clay
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Series: Jars of Clay, Book 1
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: B009L4E8FE
ISBN: 1230000021123
A novella Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliette in Ancient Rome  (Based loosely on the true story of Perpetua of Carthage.) 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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Jars of Clay is an engaging Romeo + Juliet-style story of forbidden love between a noble young woman and freed-slave young man. Their growing love is swoon-worthy. Ancient Carthage is beautifully described, and the male-dominated Roman society is frustrating. Will Lucius and Helena risk everything to be together? This first installment will have you immediately scrambling to get the conclusion, Broken Vessels (by the same author). A wonderful novella! Highly recommend. – F.T. Kat, Amazon Reviewer

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