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Valeria's Cross by Kathi Macias
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Apr 01, 2012

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bookshelves: historical
Read from March 27 to April 01, 2012

I was not quite sure how I felt about this book when I first began reading it. As I have read in other reviews, I did feel that the story was dictated to me almost like a textbook instead of experiencing the events with Valeria. I was disappointed in the cut-throat transformation given for Prisca and Valeria's conversion to Christianity, for example. I was enlightened when Maruitius came into the story, and then disheartened once he was no longer there. I did not find a true interest in the story until just a bit past the halfway point, where the story line picked up again. As Valeria matured with her love for her husband despite his crimes, I found myself more sympathetic toward her plight.

Originally reading this book, I was tempted to give it a rating of 2. Thankfully, the second half of the story picked up the interest and I can honestly say that I liked it, even if it was not one of my favorite reads. I felt that story could have been written better-- the writing style was not one I generally enjoy.
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03/28/2012 page 62
03/29/2012 page 120
31.0% "The recent chapter alikens Valeria's role to that of Esther in the Bible-- she is my favorite herione of the Bible. :D"
03/29/2012 page 146
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