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Shades of Surrender (The Carthage Chronicles #1.5)

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From Lynne Gentry comes this e-short prequel to The Carthage Chronicles and her upcoming novel, Return to Exile, shedding light on the love story of Ruth and Caecilianus and the beginnings of the church in Carthage and their relationship with the young Roman noble, Cyprian.

Before Dr. Lisbeth Hastings took her unexpected tumble into third-century Carthage and found herself
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Published November 26th 2014 by Howard Books
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Jan 13, 2016 TL rated it liked it
INSISTENT POUNDING RATTLED THE warped door of the rug shop. Ruth woke with a start and sat straight up on the woven reed mat she and her mother shared. Heart hammering in her chest, she slowly reached for the large stick she kept handy. Moving to the slums of Carthage had been an adjustment, one she’d not yet fully made. Even with the added iron bolt and their only stool propped against the door, the disconcerting noises of supply carts rumbling down the narrow streets, jeering men seeking the c ...more
Aug 09, 2016 Anne rated it liked it
Quite a good little book to let you know about a couple from the first book. It was good but not as good as I thought it would be.
Sharon Chance
Jan 28, 2015 Sharon Chance rated it it was amazing
During Lynne Gentry's "Chronicles of Carthage" series, readers are introduced to Ruth and Caecilianus - the Bishop of the Christian church in 3rd century Carthage and his compassionate wife who befriend Dr. Lisabeth Hasting when she magically appears through a time-portal.

In this short novella, Gentry takes readers back to Ruth and Caecilianus' relationship when they find the beginnings of a love story blossoming between them. After all, what better match than a rug weaver and a tapestry thread
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Dec 23, 2014 Amy Schmalbach rated it it was amazing
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I loved this little book! Ruth and Caecilianus were an intriguing and instantly likable couple in Healer of Carthage and I enjoyed getting to know them better. Both characters are easy to empathize with and it's clear that, despite their large age difference, they are perfect for each other even if neither feels that he/she is deserving of the other. I also liked the Christian theme that ran through the story - it was subtle, but worked very well and added another layer to what was happening. ...more
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Jul 11, 2015 Peggy Purser Freeman rated it it was amazing
I think Lynne Gentry is an excellent Wordsmith. I knew I would be hearing her speak when I read this book and I couldn't wait to hear her talk about her travels. When I heard her speak, I realized she had never been to Carthage, nor many other places outside of Texas and Kansas. Her research is amazing! If you like a book with strong treads of historic facts woven into an interesting plot and unforgettable characters you will love this book and the entire series. I'm looking forward to the next ...more
Jan 17, 2015 Staci rated it liked it
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The novella Shades of Surrender was not as good as the other series novella A Perfect Fit. I found myself thinking much of the time "who are these characters?". I thought the novella was about characters from The Healer of Carthage and perhaps it is and I just don't remember them. In any event, I recommend reading A Perfect Fit, The Healer of Carthage and then moving on to Return to Exile. I've not yet read Return to Exile. At this point, I'm not seeing what Shades of Surrender added to the ...more
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short prequel. interesting story. looking forward to see more of this author's work.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 27, 2014 02:03PM  
This girl who grew up on a Kansas dairy farm never wanted to be a writer, but she has always been a storyteller. Her mother called it "Selling wind in a bag." Lynne started out writing plays and skits. Then in a moment of sheer insanity, she decided to take a stab at writing full-length novels. Reinventing Leona was her first and it is no longer in print. Healer of Carthage is her latest novel, ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Carthage Chronicles (3 books)
  • Healer of Carthage (The Carthage Chronicles, #1)
  • Return to Exile (The Carthage Chronicles, #2)
  • Valley of Decision (The Carthage Chronicles, #3)

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