Madonna of the Seven Hills (Lucrezia Borgia, Book 1) by Jean Plaidy

By Jean Plaidy

The main appealing girl in Rome, Lucrezia Borgia, was once born right into a family—and a destiny—she couldn't desire to flee . . .

Fifteenth-century Rome: The Borgia family members is at the upward thrust. Lucrezia’s father, Pope Alexander VI, locations his illegitimate daughter and her basically brothers, Cesare, Giovanni, and Goffredo, within the jeweled splendor—and scandal—of his courtroom. From the Pope’s affairs with adolescent women to Cesare’s harmful jealousy of someone who evokes Lucrezia’s affections to the ominous delivery of a kid conceived in mystery, no Borgia can elude infamy.

Young Lucrezia steadily accepts her destiny as she involves phrases with the fragile nature of her relationships along with her father and brothers. The unbreakable bond she stocks with them either exhilarates and terrifies her as her innocence starts off to vanish. quickly she's going to keep in mind that her family’s love pales subsequent to their quest for energy and that she herself is the best instrument of their political arsenal.

From the inimitable pen of Jean Plaidy, this family’s epic legend is replete
with ardour, intrigue, and murder—and it’s in simple terms the start.

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That may be so—but will they believe it from a Protestant? " That was all the President said; but later on Lanny learned from Pro- is fessor Alston that the heads of the hierarchy had come to Washington and "talked cold turkey"; in other words, votes. 's Supreme Court reform plan. They had threatened in so many words to do it. "Mr. Roosevelt," remarked the visitor, "what you say is almost identical with what Leon Blum has told me. He carried an election on a program of domestic reforms, and is very proud of having pushed them all through.

Wise as Serpents I IN ORTHWARD up the valley of the Mohawk, Lanny began one He Hudson and into that of the of those motor trips in which he combined as a boy, and loved the enjoyed the variety of He landscapes slipping by; his subconscious mind was pervaded by the presence of nature, even while his thoughts were occupied with his personal problems or the destiny of the world. If the mood took him he might turn on the little radio in the car, a combination of inventions by which music could be brought to miUions of homes and to travelers on business with pleasure.

He had to take with them the pose of art lover and ivory-tower dweller to whom politics was a base trade, far beneath a gentleman's notice. He had to listen to the expression of the most reac- PRESIDENTIAL AGENT 38 if someone asked him a direct question: "What do you think about it, Mr. " tionary opinions, and VIII ^ What Lanny did with his father was to ask him they had in the plant; his father told for the new how model. Lanny expressed interest in were going "mating jigs" things just installed the this odd form of the reproductive process, with the result that Robbie offered to take him and show him the Next morning he was escorted through which had sprung up in a few months on latest devices.

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