Author(s): Gabrielle Kimm
Francesca Felizzi, former mistress of the Duke of Ferrara, is now an aspiring courtesan. Astonishingly beautiful and ambitious, she revels in the power she wields over men. But when she is visited by an inexperienced young man, it becomes horribly clear to Francesca that despite her many admiring patrons, she has never truly been loved. Suddenly, her glittering and sumptuous life becomes a gaudy facade. And then another unexpected encounter brings with it devastating implications that plunge Francesca and her two young daughters into the sort of danger she has dreaded ever since she began to work the streets all those years ago.
*Another sensual story of dangerous love, from an author who is fast making 16th century Italy her own. *Sumptuous bound proofs available
A glorious tale of dangerous love in 16th-century Italy -- Sarah Broadhurst The Bookseller
Gabrielle Kimm teaches English and Drama at secondary school level. She is the author of one previous novel, His Last Duchess.