Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Litfuse Review: Return To Exile by:Lynne Gentry

 Return to Exile (The Carthage Chronicles, #2)
About the Book:
A twenty-first-century doctor travels back in time to third-century Carthage to rescue her husband, but the arrival of a deadly epidemic forces her to make an impossible choice in this fast-paced second novel in The Carthage Chronicles series.
Dr. Lisbeth Hastings salvaged two things from her accidental trip to the third century: her mother's stethoscope and her child. Making a life for her daughter Maggie back in the present is difficult, but returning to ancient Carthage is impossible. However, when Lisbeth learns her husband is slated to die a martyr's death, she must find a way around the impossible to save him.
Cyprian Thascius returns from political exile a broken man. He's lost his faith, the love of his life, and his purpose. When Ruth, an old friend, proposes he marry her to restore his position and protect his estate, the disgraced nobleman accepts. But when Cyprian's true love suddenly reappears, his heart becomes as imperiled as the fledgling church.
As Lisbeth and Cyprian reunite to battle a new epidemic and save the oppressed community of Christians, the chasm between the two of them seems too wide to bridge. But when Maggie contracts typhoid, Lisbeth must choose: stay and save the man she loves, or return home and save her daughter?
Filled with gripping action and raw emotion, this incredibly compelling adventure of star-crossed lovers will keep you engrossed with every turn of the page.
 
About the Author:
Lynne Gentry has written for numerous publications. Her new series, The Carthage Chronicles is a time travel, historical romance, adventure. She is a professional acting coach, theater director, and playwright with several full-length musicals plus a Chicago children's theater curriculum to her credit. Lynne is an inspirational speaker and dramatic performer. She loves spending time with her family or working the hospital oncology wards with her medical therapy dog Roman. 
 
My Review:
 After having to leave her true love behind in another era, Dr. Lisbeth Hastings began working as a doctor in the 21st century in Houston, Texas. Taking care of her daughter and staying busy with work, kept Lisbeth from focusing on all the pain and sadness in her heart. But all of that starts to change when her daughter starts asking about her father. And it also turns out that in Carthage, there is need for her to find a cure for the sick, and Maggie's father is there as well. 

 In Carthage, Cyprian Thascius returns from political exile to find that his wife is gone and that his life has been turned upside down. As this disease reeks havoc all around him , Cyprian must decide where his priorities lie, especially when Lisbeth returns and she has a companion---their daughter Maggie.

 Lisbeth returns to find that many things have changed with her husband. But soon the disease hits close to home and everything seems to be moving downhill quickly. Because of this the two of them will have to do some quick thinking before their beloved is lost forever.
 
 While the two different story line's coming together could confuse me at times, I still liked the book. It has action and intrigue flowing constantly throughout, which makes a great page turner.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.