His footsteps crunched on the gravel. And underlying everything is the fact that Quintas is a Christian and Adiona is not. Quintus and Adiona have had an unusual connection since they first met in The Gladiator, but the fact that Quintus now has to protect her from a murderer throws them together in a whole different way. Made me smile when he appeared in the first couple of chapters. Surrounded by the security of Quintus's arms, she pressed closer against him and wept against his chest. This book was a joy to read.
And it takes them a time to realize they do love each other. Voices drifted across the courtyard from the direction of the house. Her heir, like all Romans with nary a drop of faith in God in this story, is a cartoon villain. Capshaw's ability to create a vivid world often neglected in historical romances as well as her knack for twists and turns make this a book not to be missed. I enjoyed this book as much as the first. But when Adiona's life is threatened, Quintus is chosen as her bodyguard, and their fascination with one another shocks them both.
He wasn't all charm and beauty but a real man with real problems. However, when she first saw Quintas she couldn't figure out why she felt drawn to him. Their stories are gripping and I found it hard to put the book down. Clearly, such show of vulnerability proves that she is an innocent thing after all! He soon see's that Adiona is not what she portrays to be. Quintas Ambustus was a wealthy merchant with a wife, a son and a life he enjoyed. Set during the American revolution primarily at a plantation near Charleston, Capshaw does a good job at explaining how people had to travel during that time and using that in her story line Elise is a spy.
Men around him are falling and as he vaults atop an elephan I've constantly avoided these 'love inspired' and smallish books, but I'm so glad I picked this one up. No gods, please, not Quintus! When someone tries to kill her, Quintus is assigned to keep her safe. In the prologue we learn alot about what it is like to be a girl in early Rome. While training for the gladiator ring, he catches the eye of the beautiful, well sought after Lady Adiona Leonia. At times her sharp tongue still does some harm, but neither one can deny that they are falling in love. In the prologue we learn alot about what it is like to be a girl in early Rome. But even if a master were a fair one, the slave was chattel.
Quintus is a slave and a gladiator, and Adiona has no business having the feelings she does for him, but she does. However, this book delivered more than I was expecting, since the Love Inspired Historical line is fairly new. Quintus has always wanted to read aloud scriptures from the bible to Adiona from the moment he sees her, but alas, she is a Roman lady and she is also not a Christian. Not quite close to the end, they thought they had found the true attempted killer, and Adiona felt safe, especially when Quintus was with her. Then one day he returned home from a voyage to find his son dead, his wife had committed suicide and he had been denounced as a Christian.
Carla Capshaw chose a brilliant setting for her book. I won't go any dipper into the story since I don't wish to spoil the book for you. I was beyond thrilled to hear her and Quintus' story, and glad I waited to I was wise to start this book early in the day so I didn't have to stay up late to finish-for surely I would have! We have to wait until the end to find out how everything will work, but it is an adventure worth taking. If Quintas would of never been imprisoned he never would of met Adiona, and if Adiona would of never had a hatred towards men Quintas would of had know reason to get her to trust again. When she describes the seaside home of the hero, it was so easy to imagine I was there.
The details change, but the essence stays the same, and the personalities of the characters shift to fit their new roles. When her life is threatened, he is assigned to keep her safe. As always I feel so grateful for my life, and the love of the Savior for us all. Read Novels Online is in no way intended to support illegal activity. You can try to read this one as a standalone effort. I wouldn't say it was particularly intriguing, but it was good. He would look away because he didn't know how to act in front of her without feeling embarrassed by his decline is social status.
She lives the life of the very privileged and can have nothing to do with a mere slave…no matter how much she might like to know more about this handsome gladiator. Based on the first book, whenever Adiona and Quintas saw eachother I thought Quintas would look away and do other things because he did not like her and found her annoying. She is so in need of Christ's love and saving grace and doesn't fully realize it till her life is in danger. Add the intrigue of a killer on the loose and y Carla Capshaw's ability to put very interesting characters in the midst of a very believable historical setting and continually hold the reader's interest throughout the entire story is amazing. It was a great reminder of just how much Christ loves us, no matter our background or social standing. Adiona Leonia was wed to an elderly man at the age of twelve. ? But she refuses to let it show.