Six years ago, a mysterious time portal forced Dr. Lisbeth Hastings to leave behind the love of her life, not just in another country, but in another time. Her work as a top epidemiologist in the present day, along with parenting her little girl, helps alleviate the pain, but at night when her exhausted head hits the pillow, images of her beloved Cyprian haunt her sleep. As she struggles to answer her daughter’s questions about where her father is, Lisbeth is left weighing the cost of trying to return to third-century Rome.
Meanwhile in third-century Rome, Cyprian Thascius comes back from political exile a broken man. He’s lost his faith and the love of his life. He attempts to move on and face the danger looming over Carthage, but when his true love suddenly reappears, his heart becomes as imperiled as the fledgling church he seeks to save.
Have the years that kept Lisbeth and Cyprian apart created too wide a chasm to bridge? In the midst of a new epidemic and rising oppression, will their love be the most costly fatality? Filled with gripping action and raw emotion, Return to Exile is a spellbinding adventure of star-crossed lovers that will captivate readers with every turn of the page and leave them aching for the third installment in the series.