A fascinating portrayal of one of history’s most remarkable women, Hildegard of Bingen—composer, theologian, mystic, and physician. Lesley, author of The Golden Lynx. The characters and settings come alive on the page, and by the end I felt as if I’d traveled in time to 12th-century Germany. C. P. However, the societal strictures that prevent women from being able to access education and live independent lives are also on display.
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When hildegard’s reputation starts to spread throughout the Rhineland, Helenger’s persecution escalates as he fears losing control over the women’s community. Hildegard’s story is inspiring, and her voice feels so real that it’s almost spooky. Jessica cale, the medieval era comes vividly to life in all its romanticism and splendor, author of Tyburn In the Greenest Branch, but the societal strictures that prevent women from being able to access education and live independent lives are also on display.
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Lesley, author of Song of the Siren and other novels. It is followed by another a few days later. Silent water is a story of power and its abuse, and the extremes to which a person may go to find redress for justice denied. P. K. She came from italy accompanied by a splendid entourage, including Contessa Caterina Sanseverino who oversees the ladies of the Queen’s Chamber.
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The victims have seemingly nothing in common. Although set at the dawn of the Renaissance era, its themes carry uncanny parallels to some of the most topical social issues of the 21st century. It is christmas 1519 and the royal court in Kraków is in the midst of celebrating the joyous season.
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Celeste is devastated when she learns of her arranged marriage to the notorious Ferrante degli Spini.
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. Brimming with suspense and sensuality, RUTHLESS offers readers a glimpse into the intriguing yet brutal world of fourteenth century Italian life. Accused of witchcraft, she prefers to risk the unknown than face the terrifying charge. She eventually finds temporary respite in the sordid world of prostitution, but the sobering reality of human cruelty destroys her innocence.
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Will one woman’s faith and courage be enough to tip the scales of justice?*2017 Readers' Favorite Award winner*London, 1679.