Daughters of Rome
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages no: 400
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...