Madonna of the Seven Hills: (Lucrezia Borgia)
One of history's most captivating true stories - the scandal-filled life of Lucrezia Borgia.
In a castle in the mountains outside Rome, Lucrezia Borgia is born into history's most notorious family. Her father, who is to become Pope Alexander VI, receives his first daughter warmly, and her brothers, Cesare and Giovanni, are devoted to her. But on the corrupt and violent streets of the capital the Borgia family are feared, and Lucrezia's father causes scandal, living up to his reputation of 'most carnal man of his age'.
As Lucrezia matures into a beautiful young woman, her brothers are ever more protective and become fierce rivals for her attention. Amid glorious celebrations their father becomes Pope, and shortly after Lucrezia is married - but as Borgias the lives of the Pope's children are destined to be marred by scandal and tragedy, and it's a fate that Lucrezia cannot hope to escape ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing
The novel opens just before Lucrezia’s birth in 1480 and continues through to 1498. The core of the story is her relationship with her father and two of her brothers, and of those brothers’ mutual ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tina1969 - LibraryThing
Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and sister of Cesare and Giovanni, are all part of a feared family. This account is of the early life of Lucrezia as she matures into a young woman ... Read full review