The Borgia Bride
By Jeanne Kalogridis
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312341381, 528pp.)
Publication Date: April 21, 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Categories: Romance - Historical
Vivacious Sancha of Aragon arrives in Rome newly wed to a member of the notorious Borgia dynasty. Surrounded by the city's opulence and political corruption, she befriends her glamorous and deceitful sister-in-law, Lucrezia, whose jealousy is as legendary as her beauty. Some say Lucrezia has poisoned her rivals, particularly those to whom her handsome brother, Cesare, has given his heart. So when Sancha falls under Cesare's irresistible spell, she must hide her secret or lose her life. Caught in the Borgias' sinister web, she summons her courage and uses her cunning to outwit them at their own game. Vividly interweaving historical detail with fiction, The Borgia Bride is a richly compelling tale of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, loyalty, and drama.
Jeanne Kalogridis lives with her partner on the West Coast, where they share a house with two dogs. She is the author of The Scarlet Contessa, The Devil’s Queen, and other dark fantasy and historical novels. Born in Florida, Kalogridis has a B.A. in Russian and a master’s in linguistics, and taught English as a second language at The American University for eight years before retiring to write full-time.
"From sexual passion to mortal danger, the dramatic shift of real historical events will keep the reader turning the pages."
---Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl