The Lost Sisterhood
by Anne Fortier
Review: While this book is long, it was definitely worth it. It follows Diana, a young Oxford academic who studies the origin of Amazon women. She is asked to go on a mysterious mission and can't resist tracking her beloved Amazons and trying to show that they really did exist, they aren't just mythology. Along the way there are adventures, vivid setting descriptions, and romantic moments.
The novel's other thread follows Myrina and her sister throughout the ancient world from North Africa to Greece to the Troy of myth.
I really liked the strong female characters and learning some history as well!
There is an interesting interview at the website on the homepage: http://www.annefortier.com/
She talks about how her next book is set in Paris!