In the vein of Sarah Dunant's New York Times bestseller, Blood and Beauty, Sarah Bower reveals the burning heart of the Borgia family.
A Notorious Duke
An Infamous Duchess
An Innocent Girl
Violante isn't supposed to be here, in one of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn't supposed to be a lady-in-waiting to the beautiful Lucrezia Borgia. But the same secretive politics that pushed Lucrezia's father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish landscape of passion and ambition.
Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those who see only a scheming harlot, and all the whispers about her brother, Cesare Borgia, never revealed the soul of the man who dances close with Violante.
But those who enter the House of Borgia are never quite the same when they leave-if they leave at all. Violante's place in history will test her heart and leave her the guardian of dangerous secrets she must carry to the grave.
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The interest in the notorious Borgia family has risen since the premiere of the Showtime drama "The Borgias".May 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Sins of the House of Borgia
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Despite the Italian sun and countryside, the story somehow manages an almost domestic/Gothic feel at times, as Violante navigates the claustrophobic confines of Lucrezia’s palazzos and tries to weather the storms caused by sickness, intrigue and personality conflict.| Read Full Review of Sins of the House of Borgia
Against a backdrop of scandal and lust, British author Sarah Bower paints the story of Violante, a converted Jew who joins the court of Duchess Lucrezia Borgia, in her new book Sins of the House of Borgia (Sourcebooks Landmark, March 8).Mar 08 2011 | Read Full Review of Sins of the House of Borgia
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