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Donna Russo Morin

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Donna Russo Morin is the award winning of author of historical fiction. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, she lives near the shore with her two sons, Devon and Dylan, her greatest works in progress.

Donna enjoys meeting with book groups in person and via Skype chat. Visit her website at;
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The journey into the lives of the Medici's has arrived at its most auspicious moment. Where previously but
handfuls and handfuls of people in the family could be unaccounted for, indeed unnamed, the growth of the family has come to a man for whom the information is endless. We come toCosimo the Elder.

If Giovanni di Bicci de Medici can be accorded the true financial genesis of this astounding... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.67 · 3,782 ratings · 139 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The King's Agent
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3,185 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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To Serve A King
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Courtier's Secret
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Secret of the Glass
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Author appearance, April 26, 2014 12:00PM
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" I really enjoyed this novel. Ms. Morin does indeed bring the times of Michelangelo alive and the adventures are worth the trip! If you crave a little history mixed in with your fiction, I highly recommend this romp. When you get to the end, read a... " Read more of this review »
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date: April 26, 2014 12:00PM
location: Portofino Restaurant, Middletown, RI, The United States

Featuring local woman authors discussing their works

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Highly entertaining; a well written, deeply personal glimpse into a enigmatic woman. By the end, you wish she was your friend. Lovely.
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“Her own fearless audacity had surprised her, though she knew she had been born for more than her life had asked of her thus far.”
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“In their unity against disaster, they formed a more perfect coupling, for that was indeed where true love lived - not in the moments of great passion and bursting joy, but in the strength with which in weathered any storm, no matter how harsh or violent.”
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“Please stop. Do not take me into your confidence, do not take me into your heart, for my own
cannot bear it.”
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August read--historical fiction

Another tie breaker! We had a three way tie between TO SERVE A KING, TO BE QUEEN, and CAPTIVITY. This will be a quick poll. Last day to vote will be this Friday, 7/29. (Reminder: This discussion will begin on August 16. One week break due to my vacation). Thanks for voting!

  6 votes, 54.5%

  4 votes, 36.4%

  1 vote, 9.1%

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Kimberly Thanks so much for adding me, Donna!

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Jorge A. Thank you Donna!

Andrea Wall Thanks for the friend request!! I love historical fiction so I will so be checking out your books!! :D

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