Valerias Cross Kindle Þ Paperback

Valerias Cross Kindle Þ Paperback

Valerias Cross ❮Reading❯ ➹ Valerias Cross Author Kathi Macias – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In the 3rd century pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius captain of the Theban Legion She sends him off to battle where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general In the rd century pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius captain of the Theban Legion She sends him off to battle where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general with an ambition for power and a lust for Valeria In a scene based on true events the evil Galerius kills Mauritius and his entire legion for their Christian faith And in a shocking turn of events the grieving Valeria is forced to become Galerius' wife against her will Never has a marriage been set up for such failure Valeria loathes her new husband but he seems to undergo a change of heart adopting a child for her and giving her power and authority and even love She struggles with the commitment she knows she must keep and the love she knows she will never find again.


10 thoughts on “Valerias Cross

  1. Aleksandr Voinov Aleksandr Voinov says:

    My first inspirational and my last The research is extraordinarily choppy and the authors run the characters like puppets Most of them have changes of heartattitude that make no sense at all I'm amazed how an author or two can run such an interesting premise so completely into the ground Also France or girls with the name Colette didn't really exist in 200 300 AD NOT recommended as a historical and overall not recommended unless you need a Christian fix I'm very tempted to write a book covering the same issues from the pagan POv MUCH interesting than the incessant I'll pray it gets better oh look everybody I care about dies


  2. Corissia Corissia says:

    Didn't like it The writing could have been better Her first love was a man she knew virtually nothing about they loved the idea of each other you have to know someone to have a deep and meaningful relationship What they had was a strong attraction to each other with the potential to develop into love The main character was continuously doing things that might be valued today but would have been extremely rude in her time It was hard to believe In the beginning of the book she could have been 11 the way she thinks and is described Plus really the girl has a strong response to every man who flirts with her Is it too much to ask she not want to sleep with every dude who glances in her direction? Yes I know she doesn't but she barely resists Lame heroine if you ask me Her mother was amazing and her best friend I'd have prefered to read about them I'm greatful this was a free book


  3. Michelle Michelle says:

    Valeria's Cross is an incredible tale set during a time period when being a Christian could be deadly I've read several books in the past year from the same time period such as Guardian of the Flame and Cleopatra's Daughter and this book surpasses them all Full of passion for people and for the Lord this story really takes a look at Valeria's life and her purpose during that tumultuous period in history Though a fictional account I found Valeria's Cross to be very believable The struggles and temptations that Valeria faced were so realistically done that it left me breathless I totally understood her pain and her passion She had a difficult life of having to continually rectify her faith with the things her station reuired because of her role and position as Diocletian's daughter I grieved with Valeria than once She was a true martyr in my opinion for having to do so many things that she resisted at first yet eventually conceded to While women had some influence they clearly had no power during that generation Her suffering paid off though several times and she did experience joy in her life despite the heartache that preceded it It fascinated me how the sign of the cross and ashes on the forehead were used by the early church as a way Christians showed their allegiance to Christ when they were forced to participate in pagan ceremonies or die Valeria was a compassionate and likable character whose doubts and feelings rang true to me Her life exemplified true forgiveness and she had a powerful testimony What I loved best about Valeria was that she was portrayed as very human She suffered from many temptations that are rarely shown in Christian fiction which impressed me all the This sweeping romance was powerfully written and emotionally evocative Bottom lineI was enthralled with this story It's definitely making my best fiction of 2010 list


  4. Shantelle Shantelle says:

    I don't really know what to think about this book I'm going to rate it one star for now; because it just gave me an empty feeling For one Valeria and her mother didn't seem very strong in their faith secretly made the sign of the cross while the practiced pagan sacrifices and in the end they weren't even actually martyred for the faith Oh not to mention the beheadings were in a little too much gory detail for me I don't know it's like if you're going to make the main character die in the end why not make it for some noble cause? Valeria was so halfhearted about following Jesus a lot of the time it just made me sad Yes in the end she went calmly to her death but she died because her husband and father persecuted Christians I mean really?Apparently Valeria really once lived and that's how she died but why write a book about it? It just made me feel sick and sad Some parts were really interesting and good but in the end it just felt kind of emptyMaybe write a book about Stephen if you're going to make your main character die I mean that story is powerful Stephen had great faith Forgave on the spot the ones who killed him Looked up into heaven and saw Jesus STANDING at the right hand of God Now that's inspiring That's incredible Yeah Valeria's Cross was just too much for me Sad true life story but I'm not sure I see the significance Apparently it is not known if Valeria was actually a Christian or just sympathetic to the causeI don't mean to bash the book or the authors I just had my ualms


  5. Carman Carman says:

    I was pretty disappointed in this book But I’ll get to that in a minute I had no idea that this book was based on true events and people I thought it was completely fiction However I still thought that the writing could have been a little better Especially at the beginning you were “told” things that were happening in Valeria’s life rather than experiencing them with her It was a little like listening to a speaker who talked in a monologue You were told things a little impassively and that didn’t help me to create a “relationship” with Valeria and be interested in her personallyNow I understand that for the most part this is a true story so they couldn’t change what happened in any big way but I cried and cried throughout this whole book The persecution of the Christians was well portrayed but I tend to like stories that have the persecution and a redeeming ending So for the most part my disappointment in the book couldn’t be helped since it was based on real people’s lives but I still think the writing could have been better I hate to give an unfavorable review but this was my honest opinion I sincerely hope that other people will enjoy the book than I did


  6. Kaity-Jane Culbertson Kaity-Jane Culbertson says:

    Talk about heart renching heart warming and heart breaking all rolled into one gripping story A few things to caution this is for an older teen group as there are non descriptive just obvious scenes of consummation of a couples marriage the desiretemptation to commit adultery and a disease that takes place on the private parts of a mannot descriptive just known but it was an amazing story After about 23 through it it began to read like a history book rather than a novel but a big 5 stars still go to this wonderful story It will have you feeling every emotion that Valeria goes through and you will feel like you are living with her in the late 200s and early 300s AD in the Roman empire When you finish this book you will be awestruck at the powerful message of respect and obedience to one's husband even in an uneually yoked forced marriage the acceptance of God's will the unnatural forgiveness of wrongs and a faith that endures


  7. Jessica Patch Jessica Patch says:

    This book was new for me because I generally don't read historical fiction although I love history I wasn't sure what to expect but what I found was myself being sucked back into time and into Valeria's heart and mind I screamed inside with outrage when one thing after another happened unfairly I kept thinking things will change I know it But they never did in ways I expected However it only made me love the story I cringed at Galerius yet found myself loving him and then hating him again and again I had to pull myself together just to read the last few pages since I was smearing my glasses with tears A beautiful book of love loss and great persecution I don't know how much historical fiction I'll read but you can bet I'll be reading from this author no matter what she writes Superb book


  8. Loraine Loraine says:

    SUMMARY In the 3rd century pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius captain of the Theban Legion She sends him off to battle where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general with an ambition for power and a lust for Valeria In a scene based on true events the evil Galerius kills Mauritius and his entire legion for their Christian faith And in a shocking turn of events the grieving Valeria is forced to become Galerius’ wife against her will Never has a marriage been set up for such failure Valeria loathes her new husband but he seems to undergo a change of heart adopting a child for her and giving her power and authority and even love She struggles with the commitment she knows she must keep and the love she knows she will never find againREVIEW This story takes place 200 250 years after the death of Christ during the early development of the Christian faith as well as a time when Roman gods and goddesses were the mainstay of religion in the Roman Empire The leaders of the empire and their minions were engrossed in the worship of and sacrifice to these idols Kathy Macias and Susan Wales through meticulous historical research have woven the tale of Valeria and her mother Christian women in the midst of this idol worship and Christian persecution I found this story fascinating and the glimpse into this time period well done It gives a true perspective of the strength of faith of the early Christian and we are seeing it again today in many countries as they gave their lives in staunch support of their faith going to their deaths singing and praising God FAVORITE UOTES Her first concern is her Lord and then her husband according to God's plan God gives us all different roles in lifeGod is greater than your circumstancesLove never diesOnly people do When love is all that is left of someone you must give away that love and not keep it all for yourselfThe conseuences of our actions are also God's gift to us because it allows us sinners a second chance to make things right with Him


  9. Margaret Metz Margaret Metz says:

    This book did a fantastic job setting the stage and making you believe you were there with Valeria living what the early church went through I felt her pain as she heard the news about Mauritius and his entire legion being killed for their faith Even telling I felt the misgivings and pain of the soldier ordered to kill Mauritius Nothing is black or white in this story world Valeria hates what her father has done but worries about his health and cares about him and wants him to accept Christ You see her have problems saying things from the old religion she grew up with just because it's habit and comfortable She goes through a period where she isn't sure what she believes any When she is forced to marry the man who is chiefly behind the persecution of the Christians she rebels and is angry for uite a while She has moments of jealousy even towards her best friend In short Valeria reacted just like I think a real person in her position would haveI don't like to read books that depress me There were a lot of negative things that happened in this book but because of the way the characters interact with each other it never feels like you need to walk away In fact you pull for them and care about what will happen to them and wonder how they're going to handle the next obstacle that comes their wayThis is one of the best books I've ever read about this time period It's a contender for my best books of the year as well The plot moves along at a good pace the authors did a fantastic job developing their characters and their is some nice romance and true love to sweeten it all up I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this book to anyone It's a great read


  10. Deana Deana says:

    There were a few spellinggrammatical errors next book I'll take note of where etc My interests are listed on as Christian Historical Romance and a few others Just so you know a bit about me I'm a devoted Jane Austen fan love Mary Connealy's humor and spunk and love Julie Lessman's and Deeanne Gist's 'hotness factor' to coin a phrase from my dear friend Angie I really tend to see things like a movie in my head as I'm reading Although the description listed with this book appears to be like any typical historical romance Valeria's Cross was not for me It's Christian and Historical to be sure I learned the probable beginning of people making the sign of the cross across their face or chests and the use of ashes on the forehead However it was like reading about a woman's love life and spiritual struggles in the middle of a 3rd century holocaust Well it was a holocaustValeria's personal struggles with being a new Christian and a royal seemed real Also her realization of her physical response to a man's touch were very real However the spiritual and romantic struggles took a back seat to the Christian slayings probably because of my visual imagination and that's where things went wrong for me There is no part of Valeria's life left unscathed From her emperor father that arranges marriage to her beloved's killer to her son's blood splattering on her face to the color of her eyes changing as her head rolled off the chopping block ewcringe and I'm a surgery nurse I'm thinking'This was not what I expect from a romance novel' She does experience love and joy to some extent but for me she took a back seat to the pagan sacrifices and Christians deaths


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10 thoughts on “Valerias Cross

  1. Aleksandr Voinov Aleksandr Voinov says:

    My first inspirational and my last The research is extraordinarily choppy and the authors run the characters like puppets Most of them have changes of heartattitude that make no sense at all I'm amazed how an author or two can run such an interesting premise so completely into the ground Also France or girls with the name Colette didn't really exist in 200 300 AD NOT recommended as a historical and overall not recommended unless you need a Christian fix I'm very tempted to write a book covering the same issues from the pagan POv MUCH interesting than the incessant I'll pray it gets better oh look everybody I care about dies

  2. Corissia Corissia says:

    Didn't like it The writing could have been better Her first love was a man she knew virtually nothing about they loved the idea of each other you have to know someone to have a deep and meaningful relationship What they had was a strong attraction to each other with the potential to develop into love The main character was continuously doing things that might be valued today but would have been extremely rude in her time It was hard to believe In the beginning of the book she could have been 11 the way she thinks and is described Plus really the girl has a strong response to every man who flirts with her Is it too much to ask she not want to sleep with every dude who glances in her direction? Yes I know she doesn't but she barely resists Lame heroine if you ask me Her mother was amazing and her best friend I'd have prefered to read about them I'm greatful this was a free book

  3. Michelle Michelle says:

    Valeria's Cross is an incredible tale set during a time period when being a Christian could be deadly I've read several books in the past year from the same time period such as Guardian of the Flame and Cleopatra's Daughter and this book surpasses them all Full of passion for people and for the Lord this story really takes a look at Valeria's life and her purpose during that tumultuous period in history Though a fictional account I found Valeria's Cross to be very believable The struggles and temptations that Valeria faced were so realistically done that it left me breathless I totally understood her pain and her passion She had a difficult life of having to continually rectify her faith with the things her station reuired because of her role and position as Diocletian's daughter I grieved with Valeria than once She was a true martyr in my opinion for having to do so many things that she resisted at first yet eventually conceded to While women had some influence they clearly had no power during that generation Her suffering paid off though several times and she did experience joy in her life despite the heartache that preceded it It fascinated me how the sign of the cross and ashes on the forehead were used by the early church as a way Christians showed their allegiance to Christ when they were forced to participate in pagan ceremonies or die Valeria was a compassionate and likable character whose doubts and feelings rang true to me Her life exemplified true forgiveness and she had a powerful testimony What I loved best about Valeria was that she was portrayed as very human She suffered from many temptations that are rarely shown in Christian fiction which impressed me all the This sweeping romance was powerfully written and emotionally evocative Bottom lineI was enthralled with this story It's definitely making my best fiction of 2010 list

  4. Shantelle Shantelle says:

    I don't really know what to think about this book I'm going to rate it one star for now; because it just gave me an empty feeling For one Valeria and her mother didn't seem very strong in their faith secretly made the sign of the cross while the practiced pagan sacrifices and in the end they weren't even actually martyred for the faith Oh not to mention the beheadings were in a little too much gory detail for me I don't know it's like if you're going to make the main character die in the end why not make it for some noble cause? Valeria was so halfhearted about following Jesus a lot of the time it just made me sad Yes in the end she went calmly to her death but she died because her husband and father persecuted Christians I mean really?Apparently Valeria really once lived and that's how she died but why write a book about it? It just made me feel sick and sad Some parts were really interesting and good but in the end it just felt kind of emptyMaybe write a book about Stephen if you're going to make your main character die I mean that story is powerful Stephen had great faith Forgave on the spot the ones who killed him Looked up into heaven and saw Jesus STANDING at the right hand of God Now that's inspiring That's incredible Yeah Valeria's Cross was just too much for me Sad true life story but I'm not sure I see the significance Apparently it is not known if Valeria was actually a Christian or just sympathetic to the causeI don't mean to bash the book or the authors I just had my ualms

  5. Carman Carman says:

    I was pretty disappointed in this book But I’ll get to that in a minute I had no idea that this book was based on true events and people I thought it was completely fiction However I still thought that the writing could have been a little better Especially at the beginning you were “told” things that were happening in Valeria’s life rather than experiencing them with her It was a little like listening to a speaker who talked in a monologue You were told things a little impassively and that didn’t help me to create a “relationship” with Valeria and be interested in her personallyNow I understand that for the most part this is a true story so they couldn’t change what happened in any big way but I cried and cried throughout this whole book The persecution of the Christians was well portrayed but I tend to like stories that have the persecution and a redeeming ending So for the most part my disappointment in the book couldn’t be helped since it was based on real people’s lives but I still think the writing could have been better I hate to give an unfavorable review but this was my honest opinion I sincerely hope that other people will enjoy the book than I did

  6. Kaity-Jane Culbertson Kaity-Jane Culbertson says:

    Talk about heart renching heart warming and heart breaking all rolled into one gripping story A few things to caution this is for an older teen group as there are non descriptive just obvious scenes of consummation of a couples marriage the desiretemptation to commit adultery and a disease that takes place on the private parts of a mannot descriptive just known but it was an amazing story After about 23 through it it began to read like a history book rather than a novel but a big 5 stars still go to this wonderful story It will have you feeling every emotion that Valeria goes through and you will feel like you are living with her in the late 200s and early 300s AD in the Roman empire When you finish this book you will be awestruck at the powerful message of respect and obedience to one's husband even in an uneually yoked forced marriage the acceptance of God's will the unnatural forgiveness of wrongs and a faith that endures

  7. Jessica Patch Jessica Patch says:

    This book was new for me because I generally don't read historical fiction although I love history I wasn't sure what to expect but what I found was myself being sucked back into time and into Valeria's heart and mind I screamed inside with outrage when one thing after another happened unfairly I kept thinking things will change I know it But they never did in ways I expected However it only made me love the story I cringed at Galerius yet found myself loving him and then hating him again and again I had to pull myself together just to read the last few pages since I was smearing my glasses with tears A beautiful book of love loss and great persecution I don't know how much historical fiction I'll read but you can bet I'll be reading from this author no matter what she writes Superb book

  8. Loraine Loraine says:

    SUMMARY In the 3rd century pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius captain of the Theban Legion She sends him off to battle where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general with an ambition for power and a lust for Valeria In a scene based on true events the evil Galerius kills Mauritius and his entire legion for their Christian faith And in a shocking turn of events the grieving Valeria is forced to become Galerius’ wife against her will Never has a marriage been set up for such failure Valeria loathes her new husband but he seems to undergo a change of heart adopting a child for her and giving her power and authority and even love She struggles with the commitment she knows she must keep and the love she knows she will never find againREVIEW This story takes place 200 250 years after the death of Christ during the early development of the Christian faith as well as a time when Roman gods and goddesses were the mainstay of religion in the Roman Empire The leaders of the empire and their minions were engrossed in the worship of and sacrifice to these idols Kathy Macias and Susan Wales through meticulous historical research have woven the tale of Valeria and her mother Christian women in the midst of this idol worship and Christian persecution I found this story fascinating and the glimpse into this time period well done It gives a true perspective of the strength of faith of the early Christian and we are seeing it again today in many countries as they gave their lives in staunch support of their faith going to their deaths singing and praising God FAVORITE UOTES Her first concern is her Lord and then her husband according to God's plan God gives us all different roles in lifeGod is greater than your circumstancesLove never diesOnly people do When love is all that is left of someone you must give away that love and not keep it all for yourselfThe conseuences of our actions are also God's gift to us because it allows us sinners a second chance to make things right with Him

  9. Margaret Metz Margaret Metz says:

    This book did a fantastic job setting the stage and making you believe you were there with Valeria living what the early church went through I felt her pain as she heard the news about Mauritius and his entire legion being killed for their faith Even telling I felt the misgivings and pain of the soldier ordered to kill Mauritius Nothing is black or white in this story world Valeria hates what her father has done but worries about his health and cares about him and wants him to accept Christ You see her have problems saying things from the old religion she grew up with just because it's habit and comfortable She goes through a period where she isn't sure what she believes any When she is forced to marry the man who is chiefly behind the persecution of the Christians she rebels and is angry for uite a while She has moments of jealousy even towards her best friend In short Valeria reacted just like I think a real person in her position would haveI don't like to read books that depress me There were a lot of negative things that happened in this book but because of the way the characters interact with each other it never feels like you need to walk away In fact you pull for them and care about what will happen to them and wonder how they're going to handle the next obstacle that comes their wayThis is one of the best books I've ever read about this time period It's a contender for my best books of the year as well The plot moves along at a good pace the authors did a fantastic job developing their characters and their is some nice romance and true love to sweeten it all up I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this book to anyone It's a great read

  10. Deana Deana says:

    There were a few spellinggrammatical errors next book I'll take note of where etc My interests are listed on as Christian Historical Romance and a few others Just so you know a bit about me I'm a devoted Jane Austen fan love Mary Connealy's humor and spunk and love Julie Lessman's and Deeanne Gist's 'hotness factor' to coin a phrase from my dear friend Angie I really tend to see things like a movie in my head as I'm reading Although the description listed with this book appears to be like any typical historical romance Valeria's Cross was not for me It's Christian and Historical to be sure I learned the probable beginning of people making the sign of the cross across their face or chests and the use of ashes on the forehead However it was like reading about a woman's love life and spiritual struggles in the middle of a 3rd century holocaust Well it was a holocaustValeria's personal struggles with being a new Christian and a royal seemed real Also her realization of her physical response to a man's touch were very real However the spiritual and romantic struggles took a back seat to the Christian slayings probably because of my visual imagination and that's where things went wrong for me There is no part of Valeria's life left unscathed From her emperor father that arranges marriage to her beloved's killer to her son's blood splattering on her face to the color of her eyes changing as her head rolled off the chopping block ewcringe and I'm a surgery nurse I'm thinking'This was not what I expect from a romance novel' She does experience love and joy to some extent but for me she took a back seat to the pagan sacrifices and Christians deaths

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