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The Trophy Bride's Tale

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Prudenza, an innocent convent-educated adolescent, the trophy bride of a silk merchant - subjected to increasing cruelty and harsh treatment at his hands. Even so, she tries to be a good wife within the social constraints of Renaissance Italy.

The Trophy Bride's Tale is based on a true case of domestic abuse, murder, and criminal justice in sixteenth-century Florence. Cyri

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Paperback, 446 pages
Published August 16th 2010 by Bascom Hill Publishing Group
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Kelly A.
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I seriously feel as if this book is a boyfriend of mine. The ups and downs I associate with The Trophy Bride's Tale went to a personal level. I attempted it at least seven different times, only reading 10 or so pages each time, before completely ignoring it for about a month. I finally decided to grow a pair and try to slog my way through it and ended up reading the remaining 300 pages in a few hours and LOVING it! I might need relationship counseling afte
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Michelle
In the 1500s, women had very few options and almost no rights. They were often married for financial reasons to one designed to improve a family's position and very rarely married for love. They were subject to the whims of their fathers, the Church, and later their husbands. They could own no property and were completely reliant on others for money and for material goods. If facing an untenable situation, like an abusive parent or husband, there was absolutely nothing they could do about it oth ...more
Jerilyn
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Set in Renaissance Italy, music history scholar Dr. Barr departs from her career-long academic bent for a beautiful narrative with heart and charm. Brava, Professore!
Mary
Jul 05, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Historical fiction tale of domestic abuse in 16th century Italy. Just as interesting is the author's note about how the book came to be.
Dawn (& Ron)
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Possibilities. Maybe.
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