Thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday. I found one book in my mailbox this week, but I think it’ll be a great one. I won it at Peeking Between the Pages. Thanks, Dar!
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
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.
What books found their way to your house this week?
Happy reading! Heard this was a gret book and congrats on winning it too.
I won this one, too, but it’s been so long ago, that I don’t think I’m going to get it. It looks like a good one, too. I hope you enjoy it.
I hope you like it Carol. I did! I can’t wait for your thoughts when you do read it.
I’ve had my eye on this book. Hope you enjoy it!