Hetty "Handful" Grimké, a slave in early-ninteenth-century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimké household. The Grimké's daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is...
In 1527, when the city of Rome is sacked and burned by an invading army, the famed courtesan Fiammetta Bianchini and her dwarf companion, Bucino Teodoldi, escape to the wealthy and powerful city of Venice in order to rebuild their business.
"A very enjoyable book. I love historical fiction especially set in cities I've visited. The prologue gave it an interesting twist without being a total spoiler and made many aspects of the tail understandable during the read. Will certainly loo..."