Return to the Roman Empire for Second Chances

Come join me for more dangerous times, difficult friendships, and lives transformed by forgiveness and love in the Roman Empire of Hadrian (AD 122). The next volume in the Light in the Empire series releases November 26.

Second Chances can be read stand-alone, but if you’ve already read The Legacy, you’ll recognize some of the characters from eight years earlier (AD 114). You can probably guess who’s still up to no good.

Light in the Empire Vol 1-5 covers
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Must the shadows of the past destroy the hope of the future?

In AD 122, Cornelia Scipia, proud daughter of one of Rome’s noblest families, learns her adulterous husband plans to betroth their daughter to the vicious son of his best friend. Over her dead body! Cornelia divorces him, reclaims her enormous dowry, and kidnaps her own daughter. She plans to start over with Drusilla a thousand miles away. No more husbands for her. But she didn’t count on meeting Hector, the widowed Greek captain of the ship carrying her to her new life.

Devastated by the loss of his wife and daughter, Hector’s heart begins to heal as he befriends Drusilla. Cornelia’s sacrificial love for Drusilla and her courage and humor in the face of the unknown earn his admiration…as a friend. Is he ready for more?

Marriage to the kind, honest sea captain would give Drusilla the father she deserves…and Cornelia the faithful husband she’s always longed for. But while her ex-husband hunts them to drag Drusilla back to Rome, secrets in Hector’s past and the chasms between their social classes and different faiths erect complicated barriers to any future together. Will God give two lonely hearts a second chance at happiness?

Dangerous times, difficult friendships, lives transformed by forgiveness and love

Second Chances is the fifth volume in the Light in the Empire series, which follows the interconnected lives of four Roman families during the reigns of Trajan and Hadrian. Each can be read stand-alone. The eight novels of the series will take you around the Empire, from Germania and Britannia to Thracia, Dacia, and Judaea and, of course, to Rome itself.

Join some of the people you met in The Legacy eight years later in this tale of hope and a future never imagined until God opens the door.

4 thoughts on “Return to the Roman Empire for Second Chances

    1. Carol Ashby Post author

      Glad you think so, Katie. I think Roseanna White does a fantastic job on these. Thanks for the congrats! As an author yourself, I know you realize how much of our heart and soul goes into one of these!


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