What would you do if the Inquisition spied on you, ready to pounce at any hint of heresy?
Would you choose your faith or your life?
Verona, 1576. Heresy is fatal in late Renaissance Italy, but Martin Luther’s book ignites a young girl’s faith. She must choose—abandon her beliefs or risk everything.
Twelve-year-old Lucia discovers a dog-eared book by Martin Luther in her father's desk drawer. Her priest rails against Luther, but curiosity drives her to examine the arch-heretic's ideas for herself.
Lucia's father, Giordano, worries about his daughter's impulsive streak and warns her to keep silent about Luther. Giordano knows all too well the consequences if the Inquisition should learn of Lucia’s find.
Lucia faces danger at every step as she confronts the plague, death, and the Inquisition.
If you enjoy a suspenseful coming-of-age story, you’ll love this book.
"A gripping tale of a young girl of Renaissance Italy…a superb example of historical fiction based on actual fact." Dr. Jeannine Olson, Professor of History, Rhode Island College
Buy Lucia's Renaissance now and join Lucia as she navigates the exciting and perilous world of late 16th-century Italy…
|Publisher:||Colleen Linda Redmond Peterson|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
She has pursued her passion for the Renaissance/Reformation era ever since, earning a PhD in Early Modern European History at Stanford University. Research for her debut novel, Lucia's Renaissance, included reading heresy trial transcripts in Venice's State Archives.
She belongs to the Historical Novel Society Northern California chapter and the ACFW Golden Gate chapter. She loves to shine a spotlight on little-known heroes from the past.
When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and sharing ethnic cuisine with her husband and adult daughters.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Unforgettable Sight
Chapter 2 Learning under two masters
Chapter 3 Another master
Chapter 4 Discovery and dilemma
Chapter 5 Heavy burdens
Chapter 6 Emboldened
Chapter 7 Arrested
Chapter 8 Humbled
Chapter 9 Pestilence strikes
Chapter 10 Diminished
Chapter 11 Devil’s bargain
Chapter 12 New life
Chapter 13 Long eye
Chapter 14 Gilded cage
Chapter 15 Connections
Chapter 16 Unspoken warning
Chapter 17 Modesta
Chapter 18 Uncharted path
Chapter 19 Apex
Chapter 20 Stirrings
Chapter 21 Closed doors
Chapter 22 Hope
Chapter 23 Mercy
Chapter 24 Desperate measures
Chapter 25 Lagoon drama
Chapter 26 Steadfast
Chapter 27 Uncertain future
Chapter 28 Return to Verona
Chapter 29 Valley of the shadow
Chapter 30 Decision
Glossary of Italian words
About the author