Daughters of Rome
A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. The Year of Four Emperors will change everything-especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal... show more
A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. The Year of Four Emperors will change everything-especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor...and one Empress.
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 370
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: The Empress of Rome (#2)
Kate Quinn has rapidly risen among the ranks of my favorite writers. I found this book to be a little bit of a let down but still quite engaging (if that makes sense).My biggest problem was one word. Hump. I almost started counting the number of times that word was used. Please, just call it sex. I ...
Okay, Ms. Quinn, here's the deal: I really like your books, but some basic research would go a long way to improving them. Vocabulary, basic knowledge of how a vomitorium works.... these things are important if you want to write a solid historical fiction novel set in ancient Rome. Just a note. ...
This book didn't grab me immediately like Mistress of Rome. When it finally picked up a bit, I still felt a real disconnect w all the characters. Actually, I don't think I felt a thing for any of them throughout the book. Even though I didn't adore this, I will still read more from this author.
It with a heavy heart that I give Daughters of Rome 3 stars. I wanted to love this book, to devour every word but it left me wanting more. When I first read Mistress of Rome last year I fell head over heals for the story, setting and the moving characters. So much of that was missing in Daughters ...
A tumultuous year in Rome as seen through the eyes of four patrician women. As others have noted at first I had a problem with the shifting POV and telling the characters apart. I just went with it and as I got to know them better that smoothed out and I quickly and eagerly raced through the middl...