This is a Victoria Holt historical novel. This novel is about legendary Lucrezia Borgia's life. Lucrezia is the only daughter of Pope Alexander VI. As such her life was carefully arranged...
I didnt know much about the Borgias before reading this, and I had such a great time learning about them as I was reading this! Just like any other book by Plaidy, you can always count on her to tell a story in such an interesting way that you dont even realize its based on history.
The Borgias are such an interesting family, I loved the dynamic Plaidy portrayed between the brothers and Lucrezia, as well as their father, who loves them more than anything in the world. Alexander is just as conniving as any King youve read about in any historical piece, politicking his way to the top of the Church and placing his children in strategic positions both in the church and around the rest of Italy.
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Lucrezia Borgia, her father Pope Alexander VI, her brothers and marriages