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The Borgia Bride
The Borgia Bride
Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
Vivacious Sancha of Aragon arrives in Rome newly wed to a member of the notorious Borgia dynasty. Surrounded by the city's opulence and political corruption, she befriends her glamorous and deceitful sister-in-law, Lucrezia, whose jealousy is as legendary as her beauty. Some say Lucrezia has poisoned her rivals, particularly those to whom her ha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312341381
ISBN-10: 0312341385
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 528
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 161 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
Very interesting and dramatic! Tragic and creepy story about the Borgia's and their demise. Was a very fast read and I highly recommend it, but don't start it at bed time - you won't be able to put it down till it's finished!
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Helpful Score: 10
Intrigue, scandal, murder, and liasons.... all well-researched and grounded historically. This book made the era vivid while giving interesting, complex characters to love and hate. If you like Phillipa Gregory books ("The Virgin Queen", etc) or historical fiction of any kind, you'll like this.
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Helpful Score: 7
I've read several books about Lucrezia and the Borgias, but this one is from a different point of view...that of Sancha of Aragon. Sister to Alfonso (who would marry Lucrezia and be murdered by the order of Cesare) and wife to Jofre (younger brother of Cesare), Sancha learns more than she ever wanted to know about the Borgias.
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Helpful Score: 5
Absolutely excellent. The simple writing style makes the fact that it's all based on truth even more horrifying
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Helpful Score: 5
I became so engrossed with this book I ended up staying up late at night to read it...when I had work the next day! It's Philippa Gregory-esque in style. I liked that the chapters were separated by date so I could follow the historical events better. I never felt myself getting bored with the story...I think Kalogridis did a great job with pacing the plot. Some scenes were graphic, but that's what you get when writing about the Borgias. It's difficult to know sometimes what's fact and fiction b/c so much has been written/rumored about the Borgias, but I think this author did her research. I highly recommend this book...I give it 5 stars. I also recommend The Family by Mario Puzo for more about the Borgias.
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It reminded me of a Phillipa Gregory book.
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Every bit as good as The Other Boleyn Girl. Read it in one day, it was so compelling. Will look for more by this author.
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Those Borgia's were bad people....