Helena Flotats Flotats itibaren Cingcin, Soreang, Bandung, West Java, Endonezya
Seventeen-year-old Sara is an ordinary young woman from a Jewish family that has converted to Christianity. She and her family live in a small village near the Roman city of Ephesus. But a chance encounter with Antonius, a wealthy young man who is a Tribune in the Roman Legion, changes her life. When Sara's brother Dathan incurs a gambling debt, Antonius pays it off to prevent the family from being sold into slavery. He takes Sara back to his home in Ephesus, hoping that she can help his sister, Diana, who has been suffering for some time from a mysterious illness brought on by grief. Sara is now a slave, but she can't hate poor Diana, whom she befriends, and she can't even hate Antonius, whom she finds herself attracted to. But he is one of the hated Romans who relentlessly persecute her people, and she is only a slave. Is it possible that things could ever work out between them? I really enjoyed the setting of this book, but I didn't think the romance was as well done as in the other book I read by this author, A Light Within. It may be because this was her first book and she was still a new writer. But she did a good job of bringing the historical setting to life, and the characters were at least somewhat developed. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoyed others by the author but new readers should try one of her others first.