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Pompeii by T.L. Higley
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Jun 14, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, first-reads-reviewed
Read from June 17 to 25, 2011 , read count: 1

This is another book I received from Goodreads First Reads.

I've always been fascinated with the story of Pompeii and its final days, so I couldn't wait to read this book. I knew it was a historical fiction, but not that it was a "Christian" fiction. I'm always leery of books that claim to be based on a religious ideology. Most books of that particular genre are usually filled from cover to cover with what, to me at least, sounds more like propaganda under the pretense of being fiction. This one, however, was not like that.

The author wove a brilliant tale of the final days of Pompeii with characters that were life-like. The story followed the established history of the event and brought a sense of what life was like during that era. The mentions of the Christian faith were realistic in a historical sense and were not the driving theme of the story.

Kudos, to Ms. Higley for striking a balance in her storytelling.

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