Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Current read
Title - Pope Joan
Author - Donna Woolfolk Cross (http://www.popejoan.com/)

Amazon description -
For a thousand years men have denied her existence--Pope Joan, the woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to rule Christianity for two years. Now this compelling novel animates the legend with a portrait of an unforgettable woman who struggles against  restrictions her soul cannot accept.

When her older brother dies in a Viking attack, the brilliant young Joan assumes his identity and enters a Benedictine monastery where, as  Brother John Anglicus, she distinguishes herself as a scholar and healer. Eventually drawn to Rome, she soon becomes enmeshed in a dangerous mix of powerful passion and explosive politics that threatens her life even as it elevates her to the highest throne in the Western world.

Ebook currently available for $9.99 at Amazon here.
Update: Finished reading on 4/5/2014


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