"I suffered much cruelty as an unmarried mother and I had no recourse when they took my boy away from me. I had no rights, no prospects, no future. Everyone believed I was ruined. But no one knew the secrets of my own childhood, nor could they ever have imagined the dangerous and heretical scheme I would devise to protect and watch over my remarkable son as he grew in to manhood."Some might call me a liar, since all I describe would be impossible for a woman of my station. But that is where my design unfolds, and I am finally ready to reveal it. They call me Caterina. And this is my story."More
"Re-creates Renaissance Italy in splendid detail." (Publishers Weekly)
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No, I wouldn't recommend it. Although it had some very interesting parts about DaVinci and the history of Florence, it degenerated into a "B" romance story very quickly.
Didn't make it that far.
She did a good job at different character voices and at presenting emotional inflections at appropriate times.
Meh. I'll probably finish it eventually, but it wasn't worth the credit.
Too much Harlequin Romance
- Jenna Moon