Saturday, August 20
Valeria's Cross by Kathi Macias and Susan Wales
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (July 12, 2010)
Throughout her life, Valeria experienced unbelievable heartbreak and disappointment. She was forced to follow orders, even though it broke her heart and her spirit at times. Yet her faith in God sustained her and she had a huge influence in stopping the persecution of Christians.
The introduction to this book mentions the Theban Legion, which is detailed in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. The Theban Legion play an important part in this story, as their captain is Princess Valeria's first love. The story gives details on how the entire Legion was decimated for being Christians and refusing to take part in pagan rituals. Sadly these were brutal and devastating times in history, but I love when a novel takes real events and makes them come alive.
I enjoyed Valeria's Cross from cover to cover and highly recommend it.
Disclosure: Ebook purchased through Amazon. I was not compensated for my thoughts.