The Queen’s Handmaid
by Tracy L. Higley
ABOUT THIS BOOK
From the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled.
Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC
Orphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra’s palace, working hard to please while keeping everyone at arm’s length. She’s been rejected and left with a broken heart too many times in her short life.
But then her dying mentor entrusts her with secret writings of the prophet Daniel and charges her to deliver this vital information to those watching for the promised King of Israel. Lydia must leave the nearest thing she’s had to a family and flee to Jerusalem. Once in the Holy City, she attaches herself to the newly appointed king, Herod the Great, as handmaid to Queen Mariamme.
Trapped among the scheming women of Herod’s political family—his sister, his wife, and their mothers—and forced to serve in the palace to protect her treasure, Lydia must deliver the scrolls before dark forces warring against the truth destroy all hope of the coming Messiah.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
The Queen’s Handmaid is the story of Lydia. Lydia is an orphan, and with the past she has, she doesn’t trust a lot of people. Living as a servant in Cleopatra’s palace, she does her duties, but keeps people at a distance. When circumstances causes her to leave the palace, Lydia is faced with a lot of twists and turns in her life, making this story a pretty face paced thriller, because after you start reading, you can’t put the book down! Or at least that is how it was for me!
I like the way Tracy Higley writes this story adding enough twists and turns to keep readers interested and entertained! The historical facts are amazing, and I enjoyed all of the different scenes throughout this story. The characters were well developed, and I enjoyed getting to know these Bible people in a more personal way. Even though this is fiction, I love being able to wonder just how their life was back in that time era, and Ms. Higley has an amazing way of explaining it all, and weaving the facts and fiction into a wonderful tale to read and remember.
I highly recommend that you read this book for your own, and I think you will be delighted! I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55
Tracy L. Higley
Tracy L. Higley started her first novel at age eight and has been hooked on writing ever since. She has authored many novels, including “Garden of Madness” and “So Shines the Night.” Tracy is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Ancient History and has traveled through Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Italy, researching her novels and falling into adventures. See her travel journals and more at tracyhigley.com.
Tracy L. Higley is celebrating the release of The Queen’s Handmaid with a fun giveaway.
Retailers + Resources gave it this glowing review: “Rich in historic detail, Higley’s vivid writing brings to life the plots and intrigues that swirled through the ancient world as alliances were built and broken on the calculated schemes of power-mad monarchs.”
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