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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Valley of Decision

Lynne Gentry has written for numerous publications. She is a professional acting coach, theater director, and playwright. Lynne is an inspirational speaker and dramatic performer who loves spending time with her family and medical therapy dog.

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Every choice has a consequence in the explosive conclusion to the Carthage Chronicles as Lisbeth returns to third-century Carthage for a thrilling final adventure.
Thirteen years ago, Lisbeth made an impossible decision—leave third-century Carthage and her husband Cyprian behind for good. She knew it was to protect her daughter Maggie, so Lisbeth gathered the strength to move on with her life.
All these years, Lisbeth has thrown herself into her work and raising her headstrong daughter, all to live up to the promise she made to Cyprian. But Maggie is sick of being protected. In an act of teenage rebellion Maggie decides to do what her mother can’t—secretly returning to the third century on a quest to bring her father back, leaving Lisbeth no choice but to follow.
With Maggie’s surprise arrival in Carthage, chaos ensues. She finds her grandmother on trial for murder and attempts to save her, but instead the diversion sparks a riot that nearly destroys the plagued city. Only one thing will appease the wrath of the new proconsul of Carthage: the death of the instigator.
Will Lisbeth arrive in time to save her daughter from the clutches of Rome? How can God possibly redeem such a slew of unwise decisions and deep regrets? Filled with heart-wrenching twists and riveting action, Valley of Decision brings the romantic adventure epic, The Carthage Chronicles, to an electrifying conclusion.

My Thoughts:
Romantic time travel?  Time travel novels have never been my favorite, but when I had the chance to review Gentry's second book in The Carthage Chronicles, Return to Exile, I took the leap.  I even ordered the first book in the series, Healer of Carthage, so that I could catch up before reading and reviewing Return to Exile.  I'm so glad I read "out of my comfort zone"!  
I'm really sad to see the series end with Valley of Decision.  Lisbeth's journey has been amazing to read.  Gentry writes with era description and dialogue that carries the reader away to another time and place.  Her impeccable research shines through and the action packed journey left me breathless and sitting on the edge of my seat.  As an avid reader, I like what I like.  Gentry made me fall in love with a subject matter I never cared for previous to this series.  Her books  have earned a place on my keeper shelf!

*I received a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of review.

Happy Reading Ya'll,