Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting for: I Am Livia by Phyllis T. Smith
(I love all things Rome!)
Her life would be marked by scandal and suspicion, worship and adoration...
April 1st 2014
by Lake Union Publishing
the tender age of fourteen, Livia Drusilla overhears her father and
fellow aristocrats plotting the assassination of Julius Caesar. Proving
herself an astute confidante, she becomes her father's chief political
asset and reluctantly enters into an advantageous marriage to a
prominent military officer. Her mother tells her, it is possible for a
woman to influence public affairs, reminding Livia that while she
possesses a keen sense for the machinations of the Roman senate she
must also remain patient and practical. But patience and practicality
disappear from Livia's mind when she meets Caesar's heir, Octavianus. At
only eighteen, he displays both power and modesty. A young wife by that
point, Livia finds herself drawn to the golden-haired boy. In time, his
fortunes will rise as Livia's family faces terrible danger. But her
sharp intellect and her heart will lead Livia to make an
unbelievable choice: one that will give her greater sway over Rome than
she could have ever foreseen.
What are you waiting for?
Sounds interesting, and that cover! Love it. Great pick! :)ReplyDelete
Kirsty @ StudioReads
Oh my--historical fiction/fantasy set back in ancient Rome at the time of Caesar's assassination? Yes, please! Thanks for putting this on my radar!ReplyDelete
Great pick! This sounds really interesting... I think I may need to make a new addition to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing :) My WoWReplyDelete