In the cradle of art and faith, a compelling drama of love and sacrifice. Rome, 1560s. In the midst of the Vatican'ss struggle for power, a powerful prelate is unable to conquer his passion for the beautiful daughter of a Jewish apothecary. So begins the epic love story of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese and Rebecca that costs the cardinal the papacy.

Maddalena 2005, Semele Books

ISBN-13: 9780976493709