Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould

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An emotional, suspenseful ride in the beautiful backdrop of Italy, Cross My Heart is the perfect novel for youth who enjoy mysteries, conspiracy and an underlying love story.
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Venice, 1585.

When 16-year-old Laura della Scala learns that her older sister, Beatrice, has drowned, she is given no time to grieve. Instead, Laura's father removes her from the convent where he forcibly sent her years earlier and orders her to marry Beatrice's fiancé, a repulsive old merchant named Vincenzo. Panicked, Laura betrays a powerful man to earn her way into the Segreta, a shadowy society of women who deal in only one currency—secrets. The Segreta seems like the answer to Laura's prayers. The day after she joins their ranks, Vincenzo is publicly humiliated and conveniently exiled. Soon, however, Laura begins to suspect that her sister's death was not a tragic accident but a cold-blooded murder—one that might involve the Segreta and the women she has come to trust.
 

About Sasha Gould

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SASHA GOULD lived in Venice until she was nine years old. She later studied fashion in London. Her favorite things are opera, ballet, and romantic movies. She now lives in the Lake District of England with her cat, Tosca, and writes about Venice, the beautiful and mysterious city she knows and loves. Heart of Glass is her second novel.




Author Residence: England
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 274 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, History, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Catherine Gao on Mar 16 2012

An emotional, suspenseful ride in the beautiful backdrop of Italy, Cross My Heart is the perfect novel for youth who enjoy mysteries, conspiracy and an underlying love story.

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Reviewed by Catherine Gao on Mar 16 2012

An emotional, suspenseful ride in the beautiful backdrop of Italy, Cross My Heart is the perfect novel for youth who enjoy mysteries, conspiracy and an underlying love story.

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