I've finished 2 books today:
"Sins of the House of Borgia" by Sarah Bower (533pgs, 2011). An over all good book, extremely well written and absorbing. Down side, the main character, Violante, a lady in waiting of Lucrezia Borgia, and a conversa (a Jew who converts to Catholicism), who falls Cesare Borgia, is very annoying for most of the book, but I mainly attribute that to the fact that she is still quite young (in her teens). After her one night with Cesare she constantly thinks of him as her lover and builds an imaginary romance around him. She does grow but only because of the bad things that later happens.
"King Stephen" by RHC Davis (163pgs, 1967)*. A short overview of his reign, not that hard to read but would confuse most people not interested in this time period. Fourth in my King/Queen of England challenge. On to Henry II.
Last edited by SonjaMarie
on Thu April 28th, 2011, 3:00 am, edited 2 times in total.