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Julia, Daughter of Rome

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This is the compelling tale of Julia, only child of the Roman leader Octavian, who inherited his power from the slain Julius Caesar. When Julia’s father discovers her adulterous affair with Marc Anthony’s son, the lovers are forced to make desperate choices that scandalize the Roman elite and change the course of history in the Republic.
ebook, 549 pages
Published February 10th 2012 by Elizabeth Elson
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Ginger Myrick
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Julia, Daughter of Rome is the story of a lesser-known character in Roman history. Daughter of Caesar Augustus—the upstanding reformer and unifier of the Republic of Rome—Julia is a spirited and indomitable woman who would not be cowed even by Octavian himself. As the only natural child of the Roman leader, she is married off in several attempts to get an irreproachable heir and secure the succession of her father’s bloodline. Though she acquiesces and plays the dutiful wife, as she has been tra ...more
It is irresistible to fall into the notion that Julia, only child of the first emperor of the Roman empire, lived a charmed life; but the bar was so set so high for this girl from the onset that it does not come as a big surprise that she'd rebel against the life that's been set up for her, gets mixed up with the wrong crowd, and comes to a very sad and painful end. ...more
Sarah Louise
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm so torn between giving this three starts or four. Overall it's a great story of Rome. I however felt that even though the plot twists were there, there was no REAL climax. Julia really does get the $hi# end of things and she is an easy character to sympathise with, I really do like her. I just kept waiting for something...more I guess. The research into the writing was well done; Roman life wasn't easy for women, let alone women of "power" who seem to always to have the least amount. Agustus ...more
Mary Anne
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book but it took me a while to get there.

The beginning, I thought, was a bit confusing, with a whole host of characters introduced quickly. I had some difficulty differentiating them.

Those problems resolved quickly, however, and we are quickly taken along for the ride of all of Julia's marriages and her fated romance with Iullus, which does not result in marriage.

I was unfamiliar with Julia's history, and it was, in many ways, a sad history. But Ms. Elson manages to turn this arou
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm only about 45% of my way through this book but I am loving it! I am surprised I have put the book down long enough to write this review! Between the way Julia has unraveled in her character to how Agrippa meets every one of my imagined character points, I just love this book so far!

Finished this months ago, literally MONTHS and forgot to mark it as finished. But I have to say this book still resonates with me. So good!
Samantha Lighty
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a quick read, but a really good one at that. We’ve often heard about Octavian, the first Emperor of Rome, and all the stories that go along with his quest to the throne. However, a lot of us fail to realize that he had a daughter named Julia. And even fewer know her story. This tale follows her life as a strategic pawn for her father’s personal gain.
Reviewed by Ginger Myrick for Romantic Historical Lovers

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156 pages in....simply lost interest....maybe later...
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Continuing on with my Roman fetish. Good book
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