LeAnn L. (Fictionite) reviewed Caesar's Women (Masters of Rome, Bk 4) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the 4th book in McCullough's "Masters of Rome" series, and it focuses a bit more on womens' lives in ancient Rome than in past books. This has to be one of my favorite historical fiction (hi-fi) series of all time - all four books this far are oustanding. Because the author spent 13 years studying and researching the history before writing the first book, the stories are all the more fascinating as they're based on true historical events. I highly recommend reading the first three books in order: "The First Man in Rome," "The Grass Crown" and "Fortune's Favorites" before reading this book. Feel free to email with any questions. ~LeAnn
Nicholle C. (NikkiG61576) reviewed Caesar's Women (Masters of Rome, Bk 4) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I enjoy history and learning about the great people that have shaped this world, and I was looking forward to reading this book. I made a serious attempt to read it, but after getting about 50 pages into the book I just gave up. While I was interested in the story there were just way too many difficult (and usually hard to pronounce) Greek and Roman names of people and places that were way too complicated to remember and keep track of. I think the author spends as much time concentrating on the names of Caesar's many friends and family and enemies and the places they inhabited as she does on the romance he initiates at the beginning of the book. I was disappointed with how difficult this book was to read.