1570 in the Italian city of Ferrara, and the convent of Santa Caterina is filled with ble women who are married to Christ because many cant find husbands outside. Enter sixteen-year-old Serafina, ripped by her family from an illicit love affair, howling with rage and hormones and determined to escape. While on the other side of the great walls, counter-reformation forces in the Church are pushing for change, inside, Serafina's spirit and defiance ignite a fire that threatens to engulf the whole convent.SACRED HEARTS is a vel about power, creativity and passion - both of the body and of the soul. Hidden history brought alive by a wonderful storyteller, rewned for her Italian Renaissance vels.
Sarah Dunant is a cultural commentator, award-winning thriller writer and author of a trilogy of novels set in renaissance Italy exploring women's lives through art, sex and religion.