Blurb - Spirited young scribe Flavia hopes for freedom. She and her
fellow slaves in Aquae Sulis (modern Bath) have served the Lady
Valeria for many years, but their mistress' death brings a threat to
Flavia's dream: her new master Marcus Brucetus, a charismatic,
widowed officer toughened in the forests of Germania. Flavia finds
him overwhelmingly attractive but she is aware of the danger. To save
her life and those of her `family' she has forged a note from her
mistress. If her deception is discovered, all the slaves may die.
For his part torn between attraction and respect, Marcus will not
force himself on Flavia. Flavia by now knows of his grief over the
deaths of his wife Drusilla and child. But how can she match up to
the serene, flame-haired Drusilla?
As the wild mid-winter festival of Saturnalia approaches, many lives
will be changed forever.
Reviews. "I lived and breathed
Flavia's yearnings and love for Marcus throughout the pages. Thumbs
up Ms. Townsend! I loved every word of Flavia's Secret! 4.5 Blue
"An exciting mystery set in ancient Britain.
The romance between Flavia and Marcus is strong and passionate. Very
enjoyable. 4.5 Red Roses" —Red Roses for Authors.
weaves romance, intrigue, and historical fact into a unique and
compelling story. It is impossible to put it down once you've started
to read it. The reader will wish the story would go on forever. 4
Books" —Long and Short Reviews.
Also BOOK OF THE WEEK at Long and