Growing up on a Kansas dairy farm made Lynne Gentry dream of romantic adventures in far-away places and times. Today, the author, playwright and theater director writes stories that launch modern women into ancient adventures. Healer of Carthage is the first novel in her Carthage Chronicles series.
First-year resident Dr. Lisbeth Hastings is too busy to take her father’s bizarre summons seriously. But when a tragic mistake puts her career in jeopardy, answering her father’s call seems her only hope of redeeming the devastating failure that her life has become.
While exploring the haunting cave at her father’s archaeological dig, Lisbeth falls through a hidden hole, awakening to find herself the object of a slave auction and the ruins of Roman Carthage inexplicably restored to a thriving metropolis. Is it possible that she’s traveled back in time, and, if so, how can she find her way back home?
This free program is part of the Lives Change@Your Library: Fall Author Series. Other programs include TV writer Win Shields (7 pm, Sept. 25) and author Diane Kelly (2 pm, Oct. 4).