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The Queen's Handmaid

about the book...

From the servant halls of Cleopatra’s Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled.
Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC
Orphaned at birth, Lydia was raised as a servant in Cleopatra’s palace, working hard to please while keeping everyone at arm’s length. She’s been rejected and left with a broken heart too many times in her short life.
But then her dying mentor entrusts her with secret writings of the prophet Daniel and charges her to deliver this vital information to those watching for the promised King of Israel. Lydia must leave the nearest thing she’s had to a family and flee to Jerusalem. Once in the Holy City, she attaches herself to the newly appointed king, Herod the Great, as handmaid to Queen Mariamme.
Trapped among the scheming women of Herod’s political family—his sister, his wife, and their mothers—and forced to serve in the palace to protect her treasure, Lydia must deliver the scrolls before dark forces warring against the truth destroy all hope of the coming Messiah.

my review...

T. L. Higley has done it again! She's taken a group of historical characters and woven a fictional tale that kept me riveted from start to finish. "The Queen's Handmaid" has it all - richly drawn characters, suspense, sweeping drama, a moving plot, all set in a fascinating period of history that gave me a new appreciation for period of time leading up to Christ's birth. As usual, her research is impeccable, and the story is full of interesting details and vivid descriptions that give the story a realistic feel. As I read through the story I found myself having quite the emotional reactions to them, where I either loved them or felt a deep dislike for them, definitely a sign of good writing. And yet even there the author brought a context to the story that gave me a level of sympathy for them, especially for Herod with all of his wicked ways and yet someone who was clearly a damaged soul in his own right. I really enjoyed the overarching story that Higley created for Lydia, including the twists that develop over the course of the plot, providing an ending I did not expect. All in all, this is one of my favourite stories from the author so far, and both my wife and I greatly enjoyed this book.

I award this book a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and eagerly anticipate what Higley has in store for her fans next!

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher and the Litfuse Publicity Group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

about the author...

Tracy L. Higley
Tracy L. Higley started her first novel at age eight and has been hooked on writing ever since. She has authored many novels, including “Garden of Madness” and “So Shines the Night.” Tracy is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Ancient History and has traveled through Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Italy, researching her novels and falling into adventures. See her travel journals and more at
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Tracy L. Higley is celebrating the release of The Queen's Handmaid with a fun giveaway.

Retailers + Resources gave it this glowing review: "Rich in historic detail, Higley’s vivid writing brings to life the plots and intrigues that swirled through the ancient world as alliances were built and broken on the calculated schemes of power-mad monarchs." 
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