Valley of Decision

A Novel

About The Book

Every choice has a consequence in the explosive conclusion to the Carthage Chronicles as Lisbeth returns to third-century Carthage for a thrilling final adventure.

Thirteen years ago, Lisbeth made an impossible decision—leave third-century Carthage and her husband Cyprian behind for good. She knew it was to protect her daughter Maggie, so Lisbeth gathered the strength to move on with her life.

All these years, Lisbeth has thrown herself into her work and raising her headstrong daughter, all to live up to the promise she made to Cyprian. But Maggie is sick of being protected. In an act of teenage rebellion Maggie decides to do what her mother can’t—secretly returning to the third century on a quest to bring her father back, leaving Lisbeth no choice but to follow.

With Maggie’s surprise arrival in Carthage, chaos ensues. She finds her grandmother on trial for murder and attempts to save her, but instead the diversion sparks a riot that nearly destroys the plagued city. Only one thing will appease the wrath of the new proconsul of Carthage: the death of the instigator.

Will Lisbeth arrive in time to save her daughter from the clutches of Rome? How can God possibly redeem such a slew of unwise decisions and deep regrets? Filled with heart-wrenching twists and riveting action, Valley of Decision brings the romantic adventure epic, The Carthage Chronicles, to an electrifying conclusion.

About The Author

Photograph by Jacob Knettel

Lynne Gentry has written for numerous publications. She is a professional acting coach, theater director, and playwright. Lynne is an inspirational speaker and dramatic performer who loves spending time with her family and medical therapy dog.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Howard Books (September 22, 2015)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476746425

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Raves and Reviews

"This fascinating series comes to a close with a heartbreaking bang, as well as a surprise twist that should catch readers off guard. Lisbeth and Cyprian's love story is vivid and believable, and their faith is a testament to a higher love all Christian couples can aspire to.”

– Romantic Times Top Pick on Valley of Decision (4.5 stars)

"Grand in scope and vivid in detail, Lynne Gentry’s gripping conclusion to The Carthage Chronicles series thrusts readers headlong into the complex and tumultuous world of ancient Rome. Though evil’s grip on power appears unshakable and the political landscape treacherous—a few courageous believers firmly establish a legacy of faith that will leave readers examining their own commitment to the things that matter most in life. Be warned—this one requires a box of tissues."

– Kellie Coates Gilbert, Author of the Texas Gold novels

"Gentry weaves a flawless tale of adventure, seamlessly intertwining past and present to craft a story that will enthrall readers."

– Kathleen Fuller, best-selling author of twenty-five books, including the Hearts of Middlefield Series

"Lynne Gentry is a powerhouse of riveting storytelling. Not only are her characters uniquely diverse and historically accurate, they are also painfully relevant. With beautiful imagery, non-stop action, and the kind of sensory detail that will leave you breathless, Valley of Decision is a brilliant finale to an incredibly addictive series. Five bright and shining stars for The Carthage Chronicles."

– Nicole Deese, author of The Letting Go series and A Cliche Christmas

“. . . I couldn't imagine how she could end this series without disappointing me. With her fertile imagination, she was able to accomplish a satisfying ending. Her books will always go to the top of my to-be-read pile as soon as they come into my house. You really don't want to miss this one.”

– Lena Nelson Dooley, multi-award-winning author of over 30 novels with two releases for 2015—8 Weddings and a Miracle & A Texas Christmas

"Valley of Decision is a dynamic conclusion to The Carthage Chronicles. Once again Gentry thrills readers with memorable characters and an action-packed plot deeply immersed into ancient Carthage. The romance is both heartwarming and intense and laced with rich historical complexities. Gentry aptly highlights the unbreakable bond between parent and child in this remarkable book—readers will be holding their breath until the very last page."

– Elizabeth Byler Younts, author of Historical Amish The Promise of Sunrise series

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