I just finished this series and I love it! I am not familiar with books of Francine Rivers and not expecting too much in the first book. But after a couple of chapters in the first book, I can't stop reading and finished the whole first book in a day. Then, I grab the second book and read again. If only I do not need any sleep, I know I'll finish the second book in that day also.
The first and second book are corelated and centered the story of a young girl name Hadassah who was sold to slavery. It's her story of how she kept her faith in God and her love in between. While the third book is related but somehow not because the focus of the story is Atreres, after he was freed in the arena.
Overall, I didn't expect that I will read a book with romance, mystery, and religion in it. I definitely recommend this series.