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The Spanish Woman

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The Spanish Woman is based on a true 17th century story of a young Spanish noblewoman, Luisa de Coyes Francheros, who was captured by Turkish pirates. She is ruined, and if she returned home would be forced to live in a convent for the rest of her life. In Turkey, fearing death or a lifetime locked in a harem, Luisa befriends the Sultan's mother, and is plunged into an ...more
Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published September 21st 2011 (first published July 15th 2010)
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Cindy Woods
Nov 07, 2016 Cindy Woods rated it liked it
Good story

I was interested enough to read this book after reading several reviews. More than one review espoused outrage that after being raped, the young Spanish women went on to fall in love with her captor. This may be offensive, but not beyond belief. The Spanish woman here is a teenager who has up until then lived an extremely sheltered life. She is betrothed to a much older man with several children, on her way to be married, when the ship she's on is attacked and taken by a Turkish sea ca
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