By Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, spellbinding story of 4 terribly daring, innovative, and sensuous ladies in Masada in 70 A.D. should be a four-hour miniseries airing on CBS and produced via Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the married workforce at the back of the historical past Channel’s Emmy Award–winning The Bible and Fox’s function movie Son of God.
Nearly 2,000 years in the past, 9 hundred Jews held out for months opposed to armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain within the Judean desolate tract. in accordance with the traditional historian Josephus, girls and 5 teenagers survived. in response to this tragic and iconic occasion, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding story of 4 terribly daring, ingenious, and sensuous girls, each one of whom has come to Masada via a special path.
The lives of those 4 complicated and fiercely self sufficient ladies intersect within the determined days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all also are maintaining secrets—about who they're, the place they arrive from, who fathered them, and whom they love. The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s masterpiece.
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Lord bless the viscount. He really was a god. "Oh, bad luck, Harold," Nicola said with a kind smile. " An expression grew across the Milksop's ferretlike face that Nicola didn't recognize. That was because it was the first time she'd ever seen that particular emotion on her cousin's face. It turned out to be determination. She ought to have known what his next question would be, but still, when it actually came, she was surprised. " Harold asked in a deceptively light tone. She couldn't believe it.
Nicola wanted to know, as she reached for the bonnet her maid held. " "Perfectly rich people, you mean," Phillip said. " Lady Sheridan looked to be at the end of her patience with her children. "It is uncouth to comment upon the financial status of others. " "And really, Phil," Eleanor said scornfully. "The idea of Nicky choosing to stay with the Bartholomews over us simply because they happen to have more money than we do is positively ridiculous. How could you think something so wicked, and of our Nicky?
Lady Farelly, who had come along for the ride most reluctantly, as she disliked missing luncheon, and besides, had a dressmaker's appointment later in the day, looked about without enthusiasm. To her, London began and ended with Mayfair, and anything outside of it was simply tiresome. "I hope, Jarvis," she said to her husband, "that wherever we're going, there aren't going to be monkeys. " Lord Farelly laughed heartily, and assured his wife she had nothing to fear. And then the carriage pulled to a halt beside a large crowd all clustered around something in the square that Nicola couldn't see.
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