Rubies of the Viper is a fast-paced, romantic-suspense novel set in 1st Century Rome, in the time of Emperors Nero and Claudius.
SYNOPSIS: When her brother is murdered in first-century Rome, Theodosia Varro inherits the family estate, going from poverty and isolation to great wealth and a prestigious position in society. Only by identifying her brother’s killer can she feel safe, yet her efforts take her in quite the opposite direction. After her own actions and the scheming of others lead to catastrophe, Theodosia struggles to survive and recover what matters most in her life.
Progress on the sequel! I’m currently well into the 2nd draft of The Viper Amulet, sequel to Rubies of the Viper. Enter your email in the purple bar below to sign up for my “Martha’s Art” newsletter and updates!
READER RATINGS AND LINKS:
Amazon — 4 of 5 stars / 160+ reviews
“If I were to select a book of the year to read, RUBIES OF THE VIPER would be in the running for top choice. Yes, it is that good.” —Rhonda Esakov for Story Circle Book Reviews
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