Claudia’s life did
not start easily. The illegitimate daughter of Julia, reviled and exiled
daughter of Caesar Augustus, Claudia spends her childhood in a guarded villa
with her mother and grandmother. When Tiberius, who hates Julia, takes the
throne, Claudia is wrenched away from her mother to be brought up in the palace
in Rome. The young woman is adrift, until she meets Lucius Pontius Pilate and
becomes his wife. When Pilate is appointed Prefect of the troublesome territory
of Judea, Claudia does what she has always done: she makes the best of it. But
unrest is brewing on the outskirts of the Roman Empire, and Claudia will soon
find herself and her beloved husband embroiled in controversy and rebellion.
Might she find peace and rest in the teaching of the mysterious Jewish Rabbi
everyone seems to be talking about?
Readers will be
whisked through marbled palaces, dusty marketplaces, and idyllic Italian villas
as they follow the unlikely path of a woman who warrants only a passing mention
in one of the Gospel accounts. Diana Wallis Taylor combines her impeccable
research with her flair for drama and romance to craft a tale worthy of legend. Download and start listening now!