The first in a series, this solid historical romance takes on a tumultuous period of Roman history. A noble family is caught up in the midst of one of the greatest struggles in the history of Christianity, when controversy rages over the attempts to introduce new philosophical concepts into Christianity. As Sabellius discovers pretty Lydia, his widowed Christian mother Portia finds herself pursued by three different men. When she visits young Sabellius in Rome, she finds herself tempted to betray her faith in a way she couldn't foresee. This novel will challenge you to live true to God in spite of all circumstances.