Review: Valeria’s Cross
Author: Kathi Macias & Susan Wales
In the 3rd century, pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius, captain of the Theban Legion. She sends him off to battle, where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general with an ambition for power and a lust for Valeria. In a scene based on true events, the evil Galerius kills Mauritius and his entire legion for their Christian faith. And in a shocking turn of events, the grieving Valeria is forced to become Galerius’ wife against her will. Never has a marriage been set up for such failure. Valeria loathes her new husband, but he seems to undergo a change of heart, adopting a child for her and giving her power and authority, and even love. She struggles with the commitment she knows she must keep, and the love she knows she will never find again.
I loved this book from the beginning to the end. Not very often do you get books of martyred Christian women and Valeria’s Cross is just that.
Valeria is the daughter of an Emperor and the wife of Caesar (who later becomes Emperor). But that just makes it harder for as she is a Christian and her husband and father are not.
Anyone who wants to enjoy a history lesson and learn of how women’s lives were during the 250-330 B.C. years.
I am glad I got this book and it will grace my shelves for years to come. The authors did a wonderful job of putting this book together.
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. Theses are my words 100%.
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