Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Book Review

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Virginie Says…

Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran is the story of Kleopatra Selene, the daughter of Marc Antony and Cleopatra.  The book begins with death of the Egyptian queen and turns into a story which most of us probably haven’t heard before.

I didn’t know that Selene and her twin brother, Alexander, existed before reading this book.  People who know me know that I love a book that teaches me something (I’m a complete and utter history nerd).  Finding out they were real people made the book even more enjoyable for me – if that’s possible!

Michelle Moran is a fabulous writer.  The amount of research put into this book is apparent in every sentence of the story.  The characters are each so unique and multi-dimensional that you feel with them, hate them, love them.  The descriptions of Rome etc. are so intricate that when I pulled the book away from my face I almost expected to see the marble and stone, the slaves and their masters roaming the crowded city or the group of people who become close friends over the course of the story.  I wanted to be part of their circle.

At the end of the book, Michelle included a section that tells what happened to the people we got to know in the story.  I love it when authors do that!  She obviously wants to go that extra mile to give her readers an enjoyable experience and I appreciate that.  Cleopatra’s Daughter is a fabulous read from start to finish.

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7 thoughts on “Book Review

  1. I’m so excited to read this! My book club will be reading it this month. Thanks for the review!

  2. I have simply got to get a copy of this book. I was intrigued by Cleopatra’s children after watching HBO’s Rome, and this book sounds perfect for a winter read.

    >The descriptions of Rome etc. are so intricate that when I pulled the book away from my face I almost expected to see the marble and stone, the slaves and their masters roaming the crowded city or the group of people who become close friends over the course of the story.

    An author can’t ask for more from a reader! 🙂

  3. I loved this book. I’ve read it just recently because I won it in a giveaway and I got it directly from the author, Michelle Moran. I was absolutely caught by the story of Selene in Rome. I especially liked the last 50 pages and the Red Eagle plot.
    My review at
    http://flyhigh-by-learnonline.blogspot.com/2009/11/cleopatras-daughter-by-michelle-moran.html

  4. Loved it, loved it, loved it. I have enjoyed all of Moran’s books and she is a fabulous writer! Great review!

  5. This book sounds fabulous. I’ve seen so many outstanding reviews for it, and it’s on my wishlist 🙂

  6. This is my favorite book of the year. I love Michelle Moran. Have you read her other books? They all are great.

    –Anna

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