Friday, April 29, 2011

Valeria's Cross: A Book Review and Giveaway




About The Book:


In the 3rd century, pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius, captain of the Theban Legion. She sends him off to battle, where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general with an ambition for power and a lust for Valeria. In a scene based on true events, the evil Galerius kills Mauritius and his entire legion for their Christian faith. And in a shocking turn of events, the grieving Valeria is forced to become Galerius’ wife against her will. Never has a marriage been set up for such failure. Valeria loathes her new husband, but he seems to undergo a change of heart, adopting a child for her and giving her power and authority, and even love. She struggles with the commitment she knows she must keep, and the love she knows she will never find again.





About The Author:


Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored more than 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association). Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time buzzing around in their new ride: Al’s 2005 sunburst orange Corvette


My Review:

Once again, I have the wonderful opportunity to introduce a fantastic book from author, Kathi Macias. Valeria's Cross is a historical fiction novel that will bring you back to the times of the Romans and Early Christianity. There is a little bit of everything for all historical fiction fans all in one book.

What I enjoyed the most about this book is just how evident it is that a ton of research was done to make this book so historically accurate. The physical descriptions of landmarks, the persecution of Christians, cultural references all made for a book that as I read, I felt I was right there living out each situation, along with the characters.

The book is an epic novel, based on true life event's and with each turn of the page you will be drawn in deeper and deeper. This is a definite page turner right to the very last page. You will not be disappointed.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT:  You can purchase Valeria's Cross online through Amazon - it is also available through your local Christian bookseller.


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Valeria's Cross


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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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