I recently read Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry, one of my dear friends. I didn’t read it because she’s a friend and I could then post a review, I read it because I couldn’t wait to read what she had coming next.You see, I’ve read Lynne’s debut novel, Reinventing Leona, and some of her unpublished works and this lady is not only classy, she’s one exceptional writer.
I read part of Healer of Carthage a few years ago when she was still working on the story she referred to as the Cave of Swimmers—an actual cave with rock art depicting ancient swimmers in the Sahara. Interesting, huh? Lynne takes this mysterious place and weaves the present and the past into a fascinating, high-stakes adventurous tale you won’t want to miss.
Healer of Carthage doesn’t release until March 2014, but you know you can pre-order it!
A modern-day doctor gets trapped in third-century Carthage, Rome, where she uncovers buried secrets, confronts Christian persecution, and battles a deadly epidemic to save the man she loves.
Dr. Lisbeth Hastings, a first-year resident, is summoned by her eccentric father to join him at his archaeological dig. She is hesitant to accept his invitation, but when a tragic mistake ends her medical career, Lisbeth decides the only way to redeem her failure is to care for her confused father.
While exploring the haunting cave at her father’s dig, Lisbeth falls through a hidden hole and awakens to find herself the object of a slave bidding war! She tries to escape her captor, a wealthy Roman lawyer named Cyprian Thascius, and discovers that the city she remembers as ruins has somehow become brand-new. Who restored Carthage to a thriving metropolis? And if she is in the third century, how did this happen?
You can learn more by visiting Lynne’s new and awesome website: http://lynnegentry.com/
There is also a prequel to Healer of Carthage– A Perfect Fit, which is a novella coming out January 2014. Can’t wait to read this too!