Brides of Rome

By Debra May Macleod,

Book cover of Brides of Rome: A Novel of the Vestal Virgins

Book description

When passion is punishable by death, can one priestess keep her emotions concealed and help steer the course of history?

Ancient Rome is a world of power and privilege, secrets and sacred duty. The esteemed priestesses of Vesta - the Vestal Virgins - are charged with ensuring the Eternal Flame…


Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked Brides of Rome as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Brides of Rome offers a unique look into the life of the Vestal Virgins of Rome. The story is told through the viewpoints of several fascinating women, one of which is a vestal virgin, and another one is Cleopatra. Each one has a battle of her own and although some find a bitter end, others survive and thrive. The Roman Empire is notorious for its mistreatment of women, but this book shows a refreshing look at some that received the respect they deserved.

From Reni's list on extraordinary women from history.

Want books like Brides of Rome?

Our community of 6,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like Brides of Rome.

Browse books like Brides of Rome

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Rome, ancient Rome, and the Roman Empire?

6,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Rome, ancient Rome, and the Roman Empire.

Rome Explore 225 books about Rome
Ancient Rome Explore 138 books about ancient Rome
The Roman Empire Explore 120 books about the Roman Empire