Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pompeii by T.L. Higley

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
B&H Books (June 1, 2011)
T.L. Higley


A fiction aficionado since grade school, T.L. Higley, author of Pompeii: City on Fire (B&H Publishing House, June 2011) started her first novel at the age of eight.

Now the author of nine historical fiction novels, including the popular Seven Wonders series, Higley isn’t just transporting readers: She’s transporting herself, too.

“My Iifelong interest in history and mythology has taken me to Italy, Greece, Egypt, Rome, Turkey, Jordan and Israel, where I’ve gotten to study those ancient cultures in rich detail,” says Higley. “It’s my desire to shine the light of the gospel into the cultures of the past, and I figure what better way to do that than to visit the cultures themselves?”

In addition to her accomplished novelist career, Higley is a business entrepreneur and a mother. In fact, for Pompeii, she brought her daughter along with her to Italy for the research trip.

“We gave it to her as a graduation present, not only because Italy is terrific, but because I believe in exposing children to global cultures,” says Higley, who became a student herself again this year. She’s now a graduate student at American Public University, earning her master’s degree in Ancient and Classical Studies.

When Higley isn’t traveling on research trips, writing her novels, or studying for class, she operates four online retail companies, including KoolStuff4Kids.com – a family-run business that began as a way for her oldest daughter to make some extra money for camp. Today, it is a go-to site for parents, children and teachers all over the country, looking for beads and other kid-friendly craft supplies.

Higley lives with her husband and her three other children (aforementioned daughter now in college) just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Pompeii, a city that's many things to many people. For Cato, it's the perfect escape from a failed political career in Rome. A place to start again, become a winemaker. But when a corrupt politician wrongfully jails Cato's sister, he must oust the man from power to save her.

For Ariella, Pompeii is a means to an end. As a young Jew, she escaped the fall of Jerusalem only to endure slavery to a cruel Roman general. She ends up in Pompeii, disguised as a young man and sold into a gladiator troupe. Her anger fuels her to fight well, hoping to win the arena crowds and reveal her gender at the perfect time. Perhaps then she will win true freedom.

But evil creeps through the streets of Pompeii. Political corruption, religious persecution, and family peril threaten to destroy Ariella and Cato, who are thrown together in the battle to survive. As Vesuvius churns with deadly intent, the two must bridge their differences to save the lives of those they love, before the fiery ash buries Pompeii, leaving the city lost to the world.

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loves to read said...


Deanna said...

Posted with review

Heart2Heart said...

This is my second book from this author and definitely will not be the last. I absolutely love how she engages the reader to become a part of history.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jasmine said...


Angela Breidenbach said...

Up and running with short review. Not enough time for a long review due to later arrival of book. Still reading.

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Post will be up tomorrow. No review. I totally messed up on the scheduling. Will post review when I finish and link back to my post.

Ernie W. said...

Post is up from hot and humid Pensacola Florida. They can keep this kind of weather.

Tarasview said...


Jill said...

My post is up!

Lynetta said...

Mine is posted with a short review.

Jim Thompson said...


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=8238

heartscribblings said...

i'm up

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review later.

IE Mommy said...

Amazing book!! Post is up!
Thanks! http://www.theiemommy.com/2011/06/17/20563/

Sally Bradley said...

I'm up with a review.

Ruth said...


Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Posted here! http://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/books/products.asp?p=9781433668579#aboutbook

Brittanie said...