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At long last Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion Tilla are headed home to Gaul Having received a note consisting only of the words COME HOME Ruso has reluctantly of course pulled up stakes and brought Tilla to meet his family But the reception there is not what Ruso has hoped for no one will admit to sending for him. Gaius Petreius Ruso s penchant for falling into mysteries and his hapless relationships with former wives family members and strong willed British women continues to pleaseThis third installment of Ruth Downie s series finds Ruso called back to his family s estates in Gaul by a terse letter ostensibly sent by his brother Lucius The family has been pressured by its creditors ever since Ruso s father s death but things take a decided turn for the worse when the agent of one of the largest creditors is poisoned while meeting with RusoOn top of that Ruso s half sister Marcia has fallen in love with a gladiator and Tilla has gotten mixed up with those crazy Christians Persona Non Grata is comfort food but delicious comfort food and I ll continue to recommend the series

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Persona Non Grata A Novel of the Roman Empire

And his brother Lucius is hoping he'll leave With Tilla getting icy greetings from his relatives Lucius' brother in law mysteriously drowned at sea and the whole Ruso family being sued for bankruptcy it's hard to imagine an unhappier reunion That is until Severus the plaintiff in the bankruptcy suit winds up dead and. 2019 bk 84 In this 3rd of the series I thought to have a view of life in France during the Roman empire I did receive that I learned a little about small town politics not too terribly different from now about medicine of the era about vineyards and preparing wine again not too different from now What I did not expect was several short scenes that would change the way I though about how and why Christianity spread across Europe from the middle east We have Paul s story but the people in this story never had a visit from Paul With a few copies of letters from Paul and Timothy slaves who had traveled to Rome and points east who had been exposed to the Christ story returned to Nimes and from them the word spread that there was a new religion in town one that changed the way and the worship From open grand gestures on the part of the wealthy even slaves could practice daily acts of kindness to those in worse shape than they Food could be shared rides on a cart could be shared all freely in the name of Christ It was a revolution in attitudes to others that caused the revolution in religion And this was all just a small part of this wonderfully well written mystery I m planning on a re read soon and I m looking forward to Book 4 because I want to see if Tilla continues to embrace this new religion

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The real trouble beginsEngrossing intricate and as always wonderfully comic Ruth Downie's latest is a brilliant new installment in this irresistible series This is everything we've come to expect from our charming luckless hero Look for the other Ruso novels including Caveat Emptor Persona Non Grata and Terra Incogni. So Roman Britain doesn t look that bad when you are dealing with massive debts a sneaky loan collector a ship wreck and clogged drains This entry into the series concerns both the Medicius and Tilla returning to the family home The mystery really isn t that mysterious but the characters and interactions make up for the predictable plot Part of the fun is watching Tilla s introduction to fledging religion of ChristianityCrossposted at Booklikes


10 thoughts on “Persona Non Grata A Novel of the Roman Empire

  1. says:

    rosado mp3Description At long last Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion Tilla are headed home—to Gaul Having received a note consisting only of the words “COME HOME” Ruso has reluctantly of course pulled up stakes and brought Tilla to meet his familyBut the reception there is not what Ruso has hoped for no one will admit to sending for him and his brother Lucius is hoping he’ll leave With Tilla getting icy gree

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    Back in his ancestral home at Nemausus Nîmes Ruso is trying to untangle family finances young loves and old grudges In between he gets involved reluctantly in investigating a death because it happened in his house tries to find employment as a medic with local gladiatorial arena keep his partner away from strange new cults and ge

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    Gaius Petreius Ruso's penchant for falling into mysteries and his hapless relationships with former wives family members and strong willed British women continues to pleaseThis third installment of Ruth Downie's series finds Ruso c

  4. says:

    Another enjoyable historical mystery from Downie Our hero Gaius Petreius Ruso receives a mysterious letter beckoning him home to Gaul only to find that when he arrives he is a persona non grata not particularly we

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    2019 bk 84 In this 3rd of the series I thought to have a view of life in France during the Roman empire I did receive that I learned a little about small town politics not too terribly different from now about medicine of the era a

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    Goodreads freebie Thanks This is the third book in a series about Gaius Ruso I have not read the others normally

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    I have been a fan of Ruth Downie since I randomly selected her second novel Terra Incognita from my local library a few months ago Her characters are endearing her mysteries compelling and her use of historical elements enthrallingThis book is my favorite of the three Ruso novels Like the previous two it follows Gaius Petreius Ruso a doctor in the Roman army and his lover Tilla a barbarian girl from Britanni

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    So Roman Britain doesn’t look that bad when you are dealing with massive debts a sneaky loan collector a ship wreck and clogged drains This entry into the series concerns both the Medicius and Tilla returning t

  9. says:

    This third installment of Ruth Downie's Roman Empire series is the best so far I always have a hard time describing to friends why t

  10. says:

    I originally gave this 4 stars but I'm bumping it up to 5 because I can't get this book out of my head I don't normally rea

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