Roma Amor official website
A novel of Caligula's Rome

Introducing a new novel about the young Roman Empire's darkest secret...

Marcus Carinna longs to prove his courage by leading legions against Rome's enemies. Instead, his ambitious father orders him home to serve the man who was his brother's closest friend. But Marcus can't forget how his brother died, accused of treason. Or that the friend who didn't try to save him was Caligula Caesar, now master of Rome.

  • "Mystery, action and drama, a bit of romance…. I loved it!"

    — Stephanie Verhaegen, Bookfever

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  • "Christie's portrayal of a household struggling to survive the early years of Caligula's reign is convincing and frightening."

    — Ruth Downie, author of Memento Mori

  • "Marcus is an amazing character, passionate, intelligent and fascinating."

    — Donna Lawrence, Book Lovers Paradise

  • "A story about the love between a man and his father — maybe the hardest kind of love story to tell."

    — 5-star review

  • "A different Caligula… still working out how to be Emperor while trying to keep at bay the tormenting demons in his mind."

    — Historical fiction reviewer Paul Bennett

  • “Without a doubt, a FIVE out of FIVE STAR novel!”

Novel "Roma Amor" by Sherry Christie

Author Sherry Christie

Author Sherry Christie

Roman images and artifacts surround me in the coastal Maine barn where I work.
Be welcome, Muse, and have a cup of tea!

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