Return to Exile, by Lynne Gentry

Return to Exile coverGentry, Lynne. Return to Exile. Howard Books, 2015.
The Carthage Chronicles, Book 2

From Amazon.com’s Book Description:

How far would you go to save the one you love?

Six years ago, impossible circumstances forced Dr. Lisbeth Hastings to leave behind the love of her life, not just in another country, but in another time. Her work as a top-notch epidemiologist and parenting her little girl help alleviate the pain, but at night, when her exhausted head hits the pillow, images of her beloved Cyprian haunt her sleep..

I found Return to Exile, the second book in The Carthage Chronicles series, as captivating as the first volume. Lynne Gentry’s fluid prose moves the story along with an ease that keeps the pages turning. Again, she immerses the reader in a world which I’m sure most of us have heard of but never really imagined. I rooted for (or hissed at, as needed) her well-drawn characters all the way through this second adventure.

The story is full of action and torn emotions, as love for the man she married during her first time-travel experience compels Dr. Lisbeth Hastings to return to third-century Carthage — despite the plague and persecution that rage. She has no way of knowing the changes that have happened during her long absence. Her place in the past is nothing like what it was when she left.

Still… armed this time with antibiotics, twenty-first-century medical tools and copies of historical accounts of Cyprian’s martyrdom, Lisbeth determines to rescue the ones she loves.

Can Lisbeth change history?

Should she?

Available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and at Christian bookstores.

While you’re at it, you’ll enjoy the e-short prequel to this title, Shades of Surrender. It recounts the love story of Ruth and Caecilianus, the beginnings of the church in Carthage and their relationship with the young Roman noble, Cyprian. Also from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Thanks for reading,
Jan

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2 Responses to Return to Exile, by Lynne Gentry

  1. Dana Red says:

    I too have loved reading Return to Exile . . . enjoyed your review!

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  2. Lynne Gentry says:

    Thanks for the fabulous review, Jan.

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