Want Books: Cleopatra’s Daughter

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.

I can’t even remember who was the first person who recommended Michelle Moran’s books but I do know that she writes interesting historical fiction with strong female protagonists. I have several of her books on my wishlist but it seems like this is one of the better ones, based on reviews and star ratings on Goodreads. I believe her books are available in Fully Booked but I’m still trying to maintain a book diet so hopefully, I can get a copy of this once the number of books in my TBR pile goes down.

Here’s the summary from Michelle Moran’s website:

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome, but only two — the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander — survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

What about you, what book is in your wishlist?

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