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Book Review: The Daughters of the Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith

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The Daughters of Palatine HillThe Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Lake Union Publishing
Summary:  Two years after Emperor Augustus’s bloody defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, he triumphantly returns to Rome. To his only child, Julia, he brings an unlikely companion—Selene, the daughter of the conquered Egyptian queen and her lover.

Under the watchful eye of Augustus’s wife, Livia, Selene struggles to accept her new home among her parents’ enemies. Bound together by kinship and spilled blood, these three women—Livia, Selene, and Julia—navigate the dangerous world of Rome’s ruling elite, their every move a political strategy, their most intimate decisions in the emperor’s hands.

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