The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora

The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora - Stephanie  Thornton I am surprised that this is the author's first book because I thought it was phenomenal! I loved her writing and the way she told this story. It transported me back to ancient Rome with her imagery of the sights, sounds and smell, along with the culture of the time and how difficult it was for the women to make any sort of life for themselves. It's amazing to see how this woman rose from nothing to eventually become Empress and to win the love of the Emperor despite her history.
For all those who love historical fiction, I definitely recommend this book! I will definitely be looking forward this author's future works.
She mentioned writing a book on Hatshepsut (I absolutely love ancient Egypt), and one about the wife and daughters of Ghengis Khan. I can't wait!

I received this book for free on Goodreads First Reads.