The Stained Glass Virgin

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Ruled by the iron fist of the Church, Renaissance Rome was no place for a strong-willed young woman. But 15-year-old Beatrice refused to surrender to an arranged marriage or to a crushing lifetime with her brutal father. This is the story of the real-life Beatrice Cenci, whose cunning and ferocity made her a target of the Inquisition. Fighting for her freedom, she risked everything, More

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About Mason McCann Smith

Mason began writing in college, and his first historical novel, "When the Emperor Dies," was published by Random House in the U.S. and by Hamish Hamilton in the U.K. The London Times called it "a splendid first novel," and the El Paso Times said it was "historically sound, panoramic, and perfectly executed." Mason has been a newspaper reporter and magazine editor, and he is currently a freelance writer and editor. Living now in Portland, Oregon, he enjoys backpacking in the Sierras and the Cascades, and he sails his one-man dinghy in storm days on the Willamette River. And, he writes. Three of his novels are available as ebooks: the historical novels The Stained Glass Virgin and March on Magdala and the suspense-thriller Oliver in Bronze.

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Review by: Doreen Zimmerman on April 4, 2012 :
Worth the money, entertaining, some areas were so-so, other areas pretty good, overall, not a bad read for a rainy day or waiting at the airport.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

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