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The Pendant

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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Published (first published March 13th 2008)
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Jul 30, 2010 Tracy rated it really liked it
Canadian author Mirella Patzer delivers an intense emotional experience in her historical romance The Pendant, published by the Eternal Press. Set in A.D. 1270 in the region of Genoa, Italy, The Pendant opens with Amoro Dragone learning of his father's murder. His father was the Duke of Genoa. Much to Amoro's surprise he is told by a trusted advisor that his father's wish was that the Dragones end their long feud with the House of Monterossa. Specifically, Amoro's father wanted Amoro to marry th ...more
Jun 16, 2010 Lucy rated it liked it
With the summer heat already upon us here, I thought I’d take a break from my usual historical reads to something slightly different while still set within the delicious past. I indulged in an historical romance where the setting and period brought me back in history without the worries of historical accuracy of real events or people. I didn’t want to be bogged down in any way- except for pure pleasure reading. And- if the story could be one set in Italy- then what could be more perfect for me? ...more
May 27, 2010 LindyLouMac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle

This novel caught my interest as it is set in Italy, however the historical genre and the medieval period that it is set in were not so appealing but I decided that I was interested enough to give it a try.

Also this was to be my first opportunity to read a book on my E-reader.

The year is 1270 and the young Duke Amoro Dragone has returned to his home Castle Dragone in Genoa, Italy to attend the funeral of his father Duke Bartolomeo Dragone.

He died as the result of an ambush and according to Amoro
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Dec 28, 2012 Lisa Yarde rated it it was amazing
In a haze of blood and death, Morena Monterossa, daughter of the Count of Portovenere, enters the world. As her mother Vittoria's lifeblood ebbs, she wills her daughter a precious keepsake; a bloodstone pendant passed from mother to daughter. The pendant is the key to an ancient Roman treasure, buried somewhere in the count's castle.

So begins Mirella Patzer's recent release, Bloodstone Castle. Ms. Patzer transports her readers to the medieval Italian states, where Amoro Dragone vows to fulfill a
May 22, 2010 Anita rated it really liked it
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Based in Medieval Italy, the story begins with the birth of Morena and her dying mother’s gift of the legendary bloodstone which holds a clue of a long forgotten Roman treasure said to be buried beneath Bloodstone Castle.

Eighteen years later, Duke Amoro Dragone races home to Genoa to be with his mother, Caterina. His father Duke Bartolomeo Dragone, is dead, killed in an ambush by brigands. His dying wish is that Amoro end a feud and marry the Contessa Morena Monterossa of Portovenere.

Amoro is mo
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Sep 13, 2008 Ginger Simpson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bloodstone Castle by Mirella Patzer (Historical)

Duke Amoro Dragone is quite content with the lady in his life, but when his father is brutally murdered, Amoro’s mother reveals her husband’s final wishes. Laria will no longer be part of Amoro’s future, for he is to wed Contessa Morena Monterossa. Although she is the daughter of the enemy and he’s never laid eyes on her, he vows to honor his father and, with the marriage, put an end to the feuding between the two families.

The beautiful occupant of
Mar 01, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it
I got this book from the kindle lending library.
The description was interesting. An Italian Gothic Historical romance.
Morena was given a bloodstone pendant passed down to her from her mother, who died in childbirth.
The pendant holds the key to a vast treasure hidden somewhere in the castle. Morena doesn't know that. To her it's a precious keepsake.
From birth, Morena has been promised to Ernesto. But when the Duke Amoro Dragone arrives at the castle explaining that he intends to marry her, Mo
Mar 05, 2012 Cat rated it it was ok
I felt this book took too long to get to the point - the plot is slow moving and simply feels like it drags on. Just as I think the book is coming to an end, something (terrible) happens and it goes on for a dozen or so more pages until the cycle repeats itself. Admittedly the last few pages wrap things up pretty quickly.

This is not your typical "hard to get girl, pursued doggedly by good looking privileged man" book; there is a good amount of violence (fighting, rape). It is also a classic case
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Feb 15, 2015 11:40AM  
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Mirella Patzer is an author and avid reader of historical fiction. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and precocious grandson in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.
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