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Romans (Early Christians Book 1) (Christian Romance / Religious Fiction Romance / Religious Historical Fiction) [Kindle Edition]

Kathleen Wiseman , Divine Grace Editing
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Bestselling HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN ROMANCE
CLEAN Christian Women's Romance (and no violence or foul language)
Book ONE of the Early Christian Series
Julia is a young, wealthy, Roman woman living in Pompeii. Her life, dedicated to the pagan gods, is carefree. Her world is soon rocked, not only by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which threatens everything she holds dear, but also by the arrival of the handsome Marcus, a convert to the new religion, a follower of Jesus. Can she escape not only the deadly eruption but also her mother's plan to marry her to the deceitful fish sauce merchant, Brutus?

PLEASE NOTE. The people of Pompeii spoke Latin; they did not speak English. What's more, they spoke conversational Latin, not a formal sounding Latin.
People back in those times spoke in the same manner and tone as we do now - only they were speaking in Latin. Of course the book is written in English, not Latin, but people back then did not speak in some kind of weird, formal language; they spoke in modern (to them, just as our language is modern to us), conversational Latin, the tone of which was the exact equivalent of how we speak today, so the language in this book is accurately portrayed.
Back then they spoke in the modern vernacular, just as we today speak in the modern vernacular. It is necessary to translate conversational (and modern to them) Latin with conversational, modern English. They did not speak in some weird, stilted, formal, old-fashioned way.
For example, the main character calls her mother "mom." The translation of the Latin word mater is "mother" or "mom." This is from a Latin to English dictionary: "mater-, matri-, matro- matr- (Latin: mother, mama, mom)."
Daughters of this time and culture simply called their mothers Mater, which in English is Mom.
At one point, a character in the book says "gosh." This is the English translation of the Latin word ehem, which means "gosh." Again, this book is written in English, not Latin, and it is historically accurate in both language and setting.

Available in the Early Christian Series:
Book ONE: Romans
Book TWO: Corinthians
Coming soon! Book THREE. Ephesians.

About the Author.
Kathleen Wiseman has a major in Latin and is a stickler for historical accuracy. She is an editor turned author, a writer of Christian women's clean romance. First and foremost, she is a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, blessed to be the mother of three lovely girls and the proud wife of the best husband in the world.

About the Author

About the Author. Kathleen Wiseman has a major in Latin and is a stickler for historical accuracy. She is an editor turned author, a writer of Christian women's clean romance. First and foremost, she is a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, blessed to be the mother of three lovely girls and the proud wife of the best husband in the world.

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Kathleen Wiseman is an editor turned author, a writer of clean romance. First and foremost, she is blessed to be the mother of three lovely girls and the proud wife of the best husband in the world.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best writen 1 Oct 2013
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Story ok as stories go. Seemingly well researched into the world of Pompeii per Versuvius. However writing style a bit stilted and not completely engaging, more akin to that of a schoolchild. Interspersed with text from king james Bible which felt out of place. Sorry not impressed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a must have 15 Dec 2013
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Cpongratulations for writing it, I would't not be able to do the same.

Nevertheless it is heavy writing, a lot of repetitions etc.

Not bad but not great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It 26 April 2014
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A tremendous read, A fictional novel that is historically correct. an easy read, it has everything Drama, Romance and tragedy all rolled into one superb book. I can't wait for the next one of the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Christian Series 27 Jun 2014
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I had not read any of Kathleen Wiseman's books before reading the three in this series. A good description of life in the first century of the Christian church and the people living in it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good read 19 Feb 2014
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This book is good except for the Americanises eg: MOM. The characters and story was very good. I don't know what the word would have been for restaurant would have been.

Very good story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good escapism 10 Oct 2014
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Good escapism book pulled you into the scenes and places which I found interesting plus cultural interest some of the plot was a bit hard to believe but it was escapism and the testimony aspect was really good
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Skimming the surface 29 Jun 2013
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This fast moving story is set in 79AD. Julia and her sisters belong to a wealthy family where marriages are arranged and daughters have very little say in their choice of partner. As well as meeting potential suitors, the family are introduced to Marcus who is keen to talk about his Christian faith. Julia compares this relatively new religion with what she knows of worshipping the Egyptian gods. At the same time, there is great disturbance leading to the eventual eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The family and their friends escape with their lives.
The book's brevity perhaps leads to a lack of depth and detail, so that I didn't feel as though I 'knew' the central characters at all. Julia's rejection of the Egyptian gods, her conversion to the Christian faith and her promise to marry Marcus - all over the space of a few weeks - seem to be without deep thought or conviction.
The speech particularly jarred with me, as the setting is Pompeii in the first century AD, but the language is contemporary American, e.g. '"Mom's in a foul mood," Priscilla warned.' or, '"Oh, don't be such a snob Julia." Somehow this detracted from the credibility of the story.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 25 July 2014
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spelling mistakes have put me off these books totally!
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