Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate

Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate

A Novel

Paperback - 2013
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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.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2013.
ISBN: 9780800721381
0800721381
Characteristics: pages cm

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EleHernandez
May 17, 2016

I enjoyed the connection and love Pontius Pilate had with Claudia despite that it was an arranged marriage, but I disliked the last chapters of the book. It was too rushed and there was no connection with Quintas. I expected more.. the first half was promissing, but the last chapters were disappointing.

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