Daughters of Rome

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Daughters of Rome

By Kate Quinn

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425238974, 385pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. The Year of Four Emperors will change everything-especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor...and one Empress.

About the Author
Kate Quinnis a native of Southern California.She attended Boston University, where she earned a bachelor s and master s degree in classical voice.A lifelong history buff, she first got hooked on ancient Rome while watching"I, Claudius"at the age of eight. She is the author of the Empress of Rome saga, including"Lady of the Eternal City," "Empress of the Seven Hills," "Daughters of Rome," and"Mistress of Rome," as well as two novels about the Borgia family, "The Serpent and the Pearl"and"The Lion and the Rose.""