By Jean Plaidy
The main appealing lady in Rome, Lucrezia Borgia, used to be born right into a family—and a destiny—she couldn't desire to flee . . .
Fifteenth-century Rome: The Borgia kinfolk is at the upward push. 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 start of a kid conceived in mystery, no Borgia can elude infamy.
Young Lucrezia progressively accepts her destiny as she involves phrases with the fragile nature of her relationships together 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 is going to remember the fact that her family’s love pales subsequent to their quest for strength and that she herself is the best device 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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Enrique tried his best to stand up straight and tall like his father. ” asked Santa Anna. Enrique’s mother looked very brave as she spoke. ” 29 30 Enrique felt cold fill his heart. His father was dead. ” asked Santa Anna. ” Santa Anna nodded and then gave Enrique’s mother a blanket and two silver dollars. ” He waved her away. There was nothing Enrique could do. He clenched his hands tightly at his side and stared at the man who killed his father. He would never forget the face of Santa Anna. It would haunt him the rest of his life, even years later when Texas and all the Tejanos were free from Mexico.