The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis
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Vivacious Sancha of Aragon arrives in Rome newly wed to a member of the notorious Borgia dynasty. Surrounded by the city's opulence and political corruption, she befriends her glamorous and deceitful sister-in-law, Lucrezia, whose jealousy is as legendary as her beauty. Some say Lucrezia has poisoned her rivals, particularly those to whom her handsome brother, Cesare, has given his heart. So when Sancha falls under Cesare's irresistible spell, she must hide her secret or lose her life. Caught in the Borgias' sinister web, she summons her courage and uses her cunning to outwit them at their own game. Vividly interweaving historical detail with fiction, The Borgia Bride is a richly compelling tale of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, loyalty, and drama.

 

About Jeanne Kalogridis

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JEANNE KALOGRIDIS lives with her partner in California, where they share a house with two dogs. She is the author of the critically acclaimed The Borgia Bride, and numerous other dark fantasy and historical novels.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin. 532 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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People looking to learn about the Borgia family and their ways of poisoning, murder, sex, and incest because of the upcoming 2011 series coming to Showtime called "The Borgias" should definitely turn to the brilliant novel by Jeanne Kalogridis called "The Borgia Bride".

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