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By Jean Plaidy

The most pretty lady in Rome, Lucrezia Borgia, was once born right into a family—and a destiny—she couldn't desire to flee . . .

Fifteenth-century Rome: The Borgia family members is at the upward push. Lucrezia’s father, Pope Alexander VI, areas his illegitimate daughter and her merely brothers, Cesare, Giovanni, and Goffredo, within the jeweled splendor—and scandal—of his court docket. From the Pope’s affairs with adolescent women to Cesare’s harmful jealousy of an individual who conjures up Lucrezia’s affections to the ominous delivery of a kid conceived in mystery, no Borgia can elude infamy.

Young Lucrezia progressively accepts her destiny as she involves phrases with the fragile nature of her relationships along with her father and brothers. The unbreakable bond she stocks with them either exhilarates and terrifies her as her innocence starts off to vanish. quickly she's going to take into account that her family’s love pales subsequent to their quest for energy and that she herself is the best device of their political arsenal.
 
From the inimitable pen of Jean Plaidy, this family’s epic legend is replete
with ardour, intrigue, and murder—and it’s in simple terms the start.

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