About the Book
A twenty-first-century doctor. A third-century plague. A love out of time.
First-year resident Dr. Lisbeth Hastings is too busy to take her father’s bizarre summons seriously. But when a tragic mistake puts her career in jeopardy, answering her father’s call seems her only hope of redeeming the devastating failure that her life has become.
While exploring the haunting cave at her father’s archaeological dig, Lisbeth falls through a hidden hole, awakening to find herself the object of a slave auction and the ruins of Roman Carthage inexplicably restored to a thriving metropolis. Is it possible that she’s traveled back in time, and, if so, how can she find her way back home?
Cyprian Thascius believes God called him to rescue the mysterious woman from the slave trader’s cell. What he doesn’t understand is why saving the church of his newfound faith requires him to love a woman whose peculiar ways could get him killed. But who is he to question God?
As their different worlds collide, it sparks an intense attraction that unites Lisbeth and Cyprian in a battle against a deadly epidemic. Even as they confront persecution, uncover buried secrets, and ignite the beginnings of a medical revolution, Roman wrath threatens to separate them forever. Can they find their way to each other through all these obstacles? Or are the eighteen hundred years between them too far of a leap?
About the Author
Lynne Gentry was a finalist in the WestBow Press’s 2010 fiction contest. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and three of her novels have been selected as finalists for the ACFW Genesis contest. Lynne is a pastor’s wife and the mother of two grown children.
Healer of Carthage, book one in the Carthage Chronicles series by Lynne Gentry, begins the adventure of Dr. Lisbeth Hastings. On adventure to find her missing mother, Lisbeth is transported back in time through a portal to the ruins of Roman Carthage. This venture filled novel is fun and compelling, with exciting characters and a delightful story that takes place in present day Texas and Roman Carthage. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy historical fiction with a bit of science fiction mixed in.
Series: The Carthage Chronicles
Genre: historical; Christian; science fiction; fantasy; romance
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: March 4, 2014
Number of pages: 416
Other books in the series:
2-Return to Exile
3-Valley of Decisoion
Content Rating: 4 stars
Book Rating: PG
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