Jars of Clay + Broken Vessels = Romeo and Juliette in Ancient Rome
*Jars of Clay (volume 1) and Broken Vessels (volume 2) contain strong religious themes and scenes of sensuality and violence. Recommended for ages 15 and up.
Daughter of a wealthy and respected Roman citizen, Helena Vibius is only sixteen when she falls for Lucius, a servant in her father's house.
Ambitious, Lucius wants to seek his fortune in Rome, and asks Helena to tutor him. She agrees—against her better judgment—and through a series of secret lessons, the two fall in love, knowing if they're caught, Lucius will pay the penalty with his life.
And then there’s the unfortunate matter of Helena's pending arranged marriage to an unpleasant man from Carthage.
As her wedding day approaches, will Helena follow Lucius to Rome (risking both their lives), or keep her duty to her father?
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Published October 1, 2012
by ESB Publishing.
History, Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.