Healer of Carthage – Book Review

Spotted on a bookstore shelf in Tennessee. (From Author Lynne Gentry's Facebook page

Spotted on a bookstore shelf in Tennessee.

Gentry, Lynne. Healer of Carthage. Howard Books, 2014.

From Amazon.com’s Book Description:

A twenty-first-century doctor. A third-century plague. A love out of time.

First-year resident Dr. Lisbeth Hastings is too busy to take her father’s bizarre summons seriously. But when a tragic mistake puts her career in jeopardy, answering her father’s call seems her only hope of redeeming the devastating failure that her life has become.

While exploring the haunting cave at her father’s archaeological dig, Lisbeth falls through a hidden hole, awakening to find herself the object of a slave auction and the ruins of Roman Carthage inexplicably restored to a thriving metropolis. Is it possible that she’s traveled back in time, and, if so, how can she find her way back home?

Cyprian Thascius believes God called him to rescue the mysterious woman from the slave trader’s cell. What he doesn’t understand is why saving the church of his newfound faith requires him to love a woman whose peculiar ways could get him killed. But who is he to question God? …

Healer of Carthage is a gripping, imaginative tale, beautifully told. Gentry sets a lavishly complete scene and populates it with living, breathing characters. From the luxuries of wealth to the violent cruelty of the Coliseum; from Rome’s unthinkable callousness toward human life to one man’s tender kindness toward the weakest; from 21st-century medical technology to 3rd-century herbs, Gentry’s meticulous research and insight into human nature give credibility at every turn.

This book took me on a breathtaking ride not just to another world, but to more than one other world.

Worlds I can’t wait to visit again.

Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Christian bookstores.

For best results, first read the eShort Prequel, “A Perfect Fit,” also from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Thanks for reading,

PS I am linking up for the Soli Deo Gloria party at Jen’s blog, Finding Heaven Today.

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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1 Response to Healer of Carthage – Book Review

  1. Jen Ferguson says:

    I just might decide to take on Christian fiction one day! But of course, I can’t wait to read your book, Jan!


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