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An 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   


Olivia 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?


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 Emperor?



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Reviewers are saying:

5 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

5 Stars! Quite 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 Reviews  

5 Stars! Delightful travel to Ancient Rome! 
Forensic anthropologist Olivia Kent is invited to participate in an archeological discovery of the remains of a settlement from the early Roman Imperial period in Colchester, England, once known as Camulodunum. She's insecure and suspicious about the invitation as she had recently graduated and the fact that her bossy older brother, Mathias, is also part of the team. Gathering her few belongings and her courage, she goes to England and meets the team at the old Kingston Castle. Once there, while digging, she found an ancient roman coin and is thrown two thousand years back.
It's amazing how Mrs. Knight builds this riveting story and shows us glimpses of Ancient Rome history. It's a page-turning romance with an unexpected and surprising end (no spoilers!)
I highly recommend it!
--S. A. Santos Review

5 Stars! An Outstanding Time-Travel Adventure. The charming and delightful novel allows the reader to time travel back to the Roman Empire times of [Claudius.] Archaeologist Olivia Kent is accidentally transported back to that time when she finds an ancient Roman coin called a sesterce during a lightning storm as she works on an archaeological dig on the grounds of a medieval English castle. Fortunately for her, she speaks some Latin and is beautiful, both of which help her survive in this very different world than the one she grew up in. She finds loveómaybeówith one of the legion commanders and even manages to become close to the emperor himself. I won't tell you how it ends or whether Olivia will find her way back to her own time again, but I will tell you that you will be captivated by her adventuresóif you are like me, you will also probably learn a lot about ancient Rome that you didn't know before!--Steve Arnett Reviews


Readers Are Saying:


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.


This is such a wonderful story!!--Reader Comment


My favorite book, of course is A SESTERCE FOR HER THOUGHTS--Reader Comment




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Norwood Reviews