Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Enter to win a Kindle HDX from @TLHigley in THE QUEEN’S HANDMAID giveaway!

From the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled.

Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC
Orphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra’s palace, working hard to please while keeping everyone at arm’s length. She’s been rejected and left with a broken heart too many times in her short life.
But then her dying mentor entrusts her with secret writings of the prophet Daniel and charges her to deliver this vital information to those watching for the promised King of Israel. Lydia must leave the nearest thing she’s had to a family and flee to Jerusalem. Once in the Holy City, she attaches herself to the newly appointed king, Herod the Great, as handmaid to Queen Mariamme.
Trapped among the scheming women of Herod’s political family—his sister, his wife, and their mothers—and forced to serve in the palace to protect her treasure, Lydia must deliver the scrolls before dark forces warring against the truth destroy all hope of the coming Messiah.

MY THOUGHTS-I wasn't sure how well I would like this book when I started it. But by the time I got to through the first chapter, I was hooked! Believe me, it takes a lot to interest me in a book. I love reviewing them but many times I read a book just because I have to. This one, I wanted to! Tracy pulled me in from the beginning and didn't let go until the last page. Even then I wished for more:)

Lydia is the heroine in this book. But she isn't your typical heroine. A young lady at first who is not much more than a girl but we see as she grows and matures. I think my favorite aspect of this book was the history. I loved learning more about this time period and the way things were back then. Seeing the treachery and deceit that went on, not to mention the bloodshed and pursuing the throne no matter who died, was quite interesting. I got a history lesson without even realizing it:) I did notice some characters from a previous book if you have read her others. Overall an excellent book that was a non-stop read!

Tracy L. Higley is celebrating the release of The Queen's Handmaid with a fun giveaway.

Retailers + Resources gave it this glowing review: "Rich in historic detail, Higley’s vivid writing brings to life the plots and intrigues that swirled through the ancient world as alliances were built and broken on the calculated schemes of power-mad monarchs." 


  • A Kindle Fire HDX

  • The Queen's Handmaid by Tracy L. Higley

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 19th. Winner will be announced April 21st on Tracy's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Tracy's blog on April 21st to see if you won.

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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