Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

1570 in the Italian city of Ferrara, and the convent of Santa Caterina is filled with noble women who are married to Christ because many cannot find husbands outside. Enter sixteen-year-old Serafina, ripped by her family from an illicit love affair, howling with rage and hormones and determined to escape. While on the other side of the great walls, counter-reformation forces in the Church are pushing for change, inside, Serafina's spirit and defiance ignite a fire that threatens to engulf the whole convent. SACRED HEARTS is a novel about power, creativity and passion - both of the body and of the soul. Hidden history brought alive by a wonderful storyteller, renowned for her Italian Renaissance novels.
I should have known better! There really is no way of spicing up life in a nunnery! I am learning a bit about the Renaissance Church but probably a lot more than I ever really needed to know!
Rating - I give this 3/5 Not bad!
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Reviewed by Sarah @ Hamilton library name

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