Joane & Mattio: Stonemasons In Italy
by Doreen Milstead
Set in the Middle Ages, this story is about an Englishwoman who is sent to Italy to become the bride of an Italian stonemason, living in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. She is an intelligent and inventive woman herself and along with her husband, then come up with several highly unorthodox solutions to both warring factions, and taxes.