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Amora - historical novel

“a gripping historical novel”

"Grant Hallstrom's Amora is a gripping historical novel set in ancient Rome that delves into the timeless problems of vengeance and forgiveness, hope and despair, and loss and redemption. Follow Amora's wonderfully crafted journey of self-discovery from her...

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“Amora is an engaging novel”

"From the onset after reading the dedication and preface, I felt drawn to read this book. Those few pages alone where engaging and inviting. The author’s openness and simple yet humble manner in which he speaks of his late brother and family seemed to stir something...

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“I could not stop reading this book”

"I could not stop reading this book. I just couldn't put it down because I just wanted to know what will happen next the whole time. This book helps a person grow in their personal life. It helps one to overcome problems whether it is financial, a feeling of rejection...

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“I wholeheartedly recommend Amora”

"Betrayal is an emotionally distressing experience that can deeply wound anyone. In Amora by Grant J. Hallstrom, we delve into the true story of a noble woman from the Greco-Roman world who embraced Christianity, leading her to make the difficult decision to divorce...

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“immerses you in bygone days”

"Amora by Grant Hallstrom is a historical fiction novel set in the Roman Empire. Amora is a young woman of privilege. Her marriage with the patrician, Leo, brought Amora a kind of happiness that fulfilled her life, more so with the arrival of their first child,...

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“I learned from the story”

"Amora by Grant J. Hallstrom is a historical fiction about Roman culture, Christianity, and the life of a noblewoman, Amora, during the 2nd century in Rome, during the period of Justin Martyr (100 AD–165 AD). While Still young, Amora was married to Leo, a wedding...

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“heartfelt historical fiction book”

"Grant Hallstrom's heartfelt historical fiction book Amora was sparked by a petition that Justin Martyr had created. It is a tale about forgiving others and loving them despite their flaws. Amora and Leo, the subject of this tale, are a couple. Amora was a lady who...

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“The pace of the story is perfect”

"Set in Rome during the second century, Amora follows the lives of Leo and Amora, a married couple from the highest level of Roman society. A family tragedy sets Leo and Amora on diverging paths. Leo continues living an indulgent lifestyle, whereas Amora becomes...

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Amora novel
Award-winning Novel

Amora will draw you into the world of ancient Rome. The author weaves a well-crafted and deeply researched historical fiction based on a true story that will captivate the reader’s attention from the start. The book is filled with non-stop action and suspense, so you are never sure what’s about to happen on the next page. This superbly written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings will have you turning pages from beginning to end. Skillfully constructed, cinematic in presentation and deeply inspiring, this thought-provoking book makes a solid impact.

Amora is ultimately a story about love, family, friendships, faith, trials and forgiveness.

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