#FridayBookShare ~ The Vatican Princess – A novel of Lucrezia Borgia by @CWGortner #histfic #FridayReads

#FridayBookShare ~ an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson

With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so Shelley created a Friday Book Share game to help search for that ideal read.

FridayBookShare

Anyone can join in. Just answer the following F.R.I.D.A.Y. questions based on the book you’re either currently reading (or listening to, in this case) or have just finished reading. Use the hashtag #FridayBookShare and remember to tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72) 

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene

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First line of the book.

Infamy is merely an accident of fate.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias became Italy’s most ruthless and powerful family, electrifying and terrorizing their 15th-century Renaissance world.

To this day, Lucrezia Borgia is known as one of history’s most notorious villainesses, accused of incest and luring men to doom with her arsenal of poison.

International bestselling author C.W. Gortner’s new novel delves beyond the myth to depict Lucrezia in her own voice, from her pampered childhood in the palaces of Rome to her ill-fated, scandalous arranged marriages and complex relationship with her adored father and her rival brothers—brutal Juan and enigmatic Cesare.

This is the dramatic, untold story of a papal princess who came of age in an era of savage intrigue and unparalleled splendor, and whose courage led her to overcome the fate imposed on her by her Borgia blood.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Sympathetic, tragic, believable

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

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Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Fans of historical fiction and those who enjoy a fresh take on a fascinating story.

Your favourite line/scene.

My mother gripped my arm. “Don’t think any of this can change your fate. You are betrothed; you still must go to Spain, far from Rome and his side. He will never be yours,”

I turned to find her eyes boring into me. “He is my father,” I said. “He is already mine.”

Fury twisted her mouth. “Not for much longer. Do you think he can keep his unwed daughter about him for all to see? Sons, yes; a pope can always find places for sons, discreet posts of influence to further his aims. But a daughter must wed where he sees fit.”

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Book links ~ Amazon UK | US

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