Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Queen's Handmaid by Tracy Higley
Lydia is a young women who knows nothing of her past. As a servant to Cleopatra she lives her life in fear of her displeasure.When a dear friend Simon is killed and entrusts her with a great secret her life is forever changed. As Lydia leaves with Herod the Great to be servant to his soon-to-be wife Mariamma she is thrust into a world of deceit and lies and is not sure she will make it out of it all alive. As Lydia learns about her past she quickly learns that there is one who holds her future and that no matter what happens she must learn to trust in him.
For anyone who enjoys wonderful historical fiction this is a great read! It was well researched and engaging,really bringing history to life.Reading about the various characters made me want to learn about them so it caused me to get more into the history of that time period and the fascinating and tragic characters from then.