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ancient coin transports Olivia two thousand years back in time to the
Roman invasion of Britannia and into the arms of a hunky legion commander!
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A SESTERCE FOR HER THOUGHTS: Ancient Rome Time-Travel Romance Novel
A SESTERCE FOR HER THOUGHTS:
Kent knows a brass sesterce is an ancient Roman coin with a value
roughly calculated to be one fourth of a dayís pay. What she doesnít
know is that one particular sesterce is going to transport her two
thousand years back in time to 43 AD and Romeís invasion of Britannia.
With the help of a Druid priestess, Olivia dresses as a Roman soldier, and
meets Emperor Claudius, along with a handsome legion commander. She
changes both of their lives for the better... and her own as well. But
hereís her dilemma: should she remain back in the first century where
she can make a difference? Or should she take a chance and try to return
to her own time?
A QUARTER FOR HIS THOUGHTS:
Quintus Antonius Avitus, commander
of Legio XX Valeria Victrix, has served Rome faithfully but is
weary of war. On this invasion, he comes across a puny, injured soldier,
Livius. The soldier states that he is an American from a land to the west
of Britannia--which is impossible since there are no lands past Britannia.
But Livius is full of surprises, and also turns out to be a comely female
named Olivia. Perhaps she is telling the truth? She is unlike any woman he
has known. However, she insists that she cannot stay and must return to
her home, despite the fact that Emperor Claudius wants her to accompany
him to Rome. Quintus is torn: omnia vincit amor facit--does love
conquer all? Or should he continue to auxilio imperatoris--help his
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Sesterces... and 5 Stars! I confess Iím new to the genre of Ancient
Roman romance and all that, and I have to say now, after reading A
SESTERCE FOR HER THOUGHTS, Iím hooked!! Olivia,
our fish-out-of-water from the twenty-first century, has to quickly adjust
to the brutal world of Imperial Rome. Fortunately she has help, otherwise
itís for certain she wouldíve been in more danger than just the
initial beating at the beginning of her adventure. Her concern for the
Emperor Claudius is touching, and as for Quintus, well, he is a warrior
with macho integrity. As a couple, they have a huge divide in cultures and
expectations to overcome. Thankfully, they concentrate on the things they
have in common, instead of the differences. And then, of course, comes
Oliviaís dilemma... For a peek into a creative imagining of what may
have happened two thousand years ago--an alternate reality, do yourself
a favor and read A SESTERCE FOR HER THOUGHTS.--Just Imagine Fanzine
a different read: part creative and part historical. Ms. Knight shows just
how very different life was two thousand years ago, and yet people still
had the same needs driving them. I enjoyed how she sprinkled Latin into
the conversations to show how Olivia had to slowly translate and interpret
Roman conversations. Frankly, I enjoyed everything: we discover each piece
of the puzzle, to then put it all together to learn the surprise twist...
or twists at the end. Excellent!--Norwood
I am devouring this book!! Very, very few novels set in ancient times, even fewer romances, and as for time-travel... basically zip. Wonderful story!--E.C.
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