Alexandria, Egypt 39 BC
Lydia has never known anything more than servant hood in the court of Cleopatra. Abandoned at a young age, with no knowledge of her family, she is left to construct her own family from those she works with. When her adopted father dies, leaving her with a task to return sealed scrolls to Jerusalem, she agrees to leave Egypt to serve Herod's wife.
Filled with palace intrigue and plenty of historical details, I loved this book! Tracey Higley is a favorite author of mine, and yet this novel far surpassed my expectations. Two thumbs up!