1570 in the Italian city of Ferrara. Sixteen-year-old Serafina is fipped by her family from an illicit love affair and forced into the convent of Santa Caterina, renowned for its superb music. Serafina's one weapon is her glorious voice, but she refuses to sing. Madonna Chiara, an abbess as fluent in politics as she is in prayer, finds her new charge has unleased a power play - rebellion, ecstasies and hysterias - within the convent. However, watching over Serafina is Zuana, the sister in charge of the infirmary, who understands and might even challenge her incarceration.
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Sacred HeartsUser Review - mustangmouse - Overstock.com
This is my third book by the author Dunant. I liked this book and it is interesting. I am glad I purchased. I found I liked her book called The Birth of Venus the best. Sacred Hearts takes place in the 1500s in a Catholic convent. It is in the historical fiction category. Read full review
Sacred Hearts: A NovelUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
With her third novel set during the Italian Renaissance (after The Birth of Venus and In the Company of the Courtesan), Dunant continues to captivate. The year is 1570, and the convent of Santa ... Read full review