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Jeanne Kalogridis

3.82 of 5 Votes: 1
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Books by Jeanne Kalogridis
The Scarlet Contessa (2010)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: A hugely enjoyable, entertaining read for any fan of historical fiction, but particularly for people who love anything related to the Italian Renaissance. I'm a huge fan of Jeanne Kalogridis - she always brings 14th/15th century Italy to life in her novels with her brilliant, imm...
The Inquisitor's Wife: A Novel of Renaissance Spain (2012)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: "The Inquisitor's Wife" by Jeanne Kalogridis. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The beginning of the Inquisition and all the disorganization, personal ambitions, and the queen's need for money to finance her wars were treated as part of the story, much with the heroine listening in hidi...
The Devil's Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici (2008)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: OK. Not great.Kalogridis did a reasonable job of writing an interesting book where the main character is thoroughly unlikeable. I know nothing about the history of this period, so I can't say anything about the accuracy of the story (although looking a Wikipedia, it looks like Ka...
La lettrice di tarocchi (2010)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: So many historical figures dominate 15th century Italy - the Borgias, the della Roveres, the Medici, Machiavelli, da Vinci - that it's easy to forget that powerful family in Milan, the Sforzas. Before reading this novel, I knew very little about Caterina Sforza, which is unbelie...
A Amante do Papa (2010)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I really enjoyed this look at Caterina Sforza through the eyes of her fictional maid-in-waiting Dea. While at times I found myself wishing that the story was told from Caterina's perspective just to get a more direct perspective on the warrior contessa, I was intrigued by the inc...
La sposa dell'inquisitore (2012)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The Inquisitor's Wife is the story of a young woman whose entire life gets thrown upside down when the Inquisition arrives in Seville in 1481. Marisol Garcia's family is torn apart when her mother's "converso" status (a Christian who converted from Judaism or whose ancestors did)...
La regina maledetta (2008)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I've really been into historical books lately, and it might be just a funny coincidence that my latest reads in this genre both regard the same queen: Catherine de Medici. Known under a lot of different names, including Devil's Queen, why not, she is the one behind the massacre o...
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