Book Review: Daughters of Rome

By Linda Hall

Kate Quinn's latest historical novel takes readers to both sides of Ancient Rome. Readers find themselves amid the rich and powerful Romans in opulent homes decorated with the very best of everything, then they are thrust into the back streets where stealing and murdering are part of the poor's struggle to survive.
The story follows four women who are cousins and sisters. One has her eye on becoming an emperor's wife, one is sleeping with her slave and - on  her fourth marriage at just 18 - one would rather be with horses than people and one  writes everything down.
In fact, the writer is also a watcher and she watches everything and everyone.
Set in the year of the four emperors, Rome is in turmoil as one emperor after another takes the throne and makes changes.
I loved this book. Its gripping tale had me under its spell until the final page.

Daughters of Rome
by Kate Quinn, Headline, $39.99

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