In the vein of Sarah Dunant's New York Times bestseller, Blood and Beauty , Sarah Bower reveals the burning heart of the Borgia family. A Notorious Duke An Infamous Duchess An Innocent Girl Violante isn't supposed to be here, in one of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn't supposed to be a lady-in-waiting to the beautiful Lucrezia Borgia. But the same secretive politics that pushed Lucrezia's father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish landscape ofpassion and ambition.Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those who see only a scheming harlot, and all the whispers about her brother, Cesare Borgia, never revealed the soul of the man who dances close with Violante.But those who enter the House of Borgia are never quite the same when they leave-if they leave at all.Violante's place in history will test her heart and leave her the guardian of dangerous secrets she must carry to the grave.What Readers Are Saying"Glittering, gorgeous,compelling, and stunning.""A richly satisfying historical novel. It deserves prizes."