The Alhambra Decree: Flower from Castile Trilogy - Book One

The Alhambra Decree: Flower from Castile Trilogy - Book One

by Lilian Gafni

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Overview

The year is 1491, and sixteen-year-old Isabella Obrigon is kidnapped from her privileged life. When told she isn't of Spanish noble blood, but rather the child of a Jewish woman who died in childbirth, Isabella becomes personally embroiled in the terror of the Inquisition. She finds herself imprisoned in the famed fortress of Alhambra, where an encounter with mysterious and dashing Miguel Costa impels her to accept having been adopted and to vow to find her birth parents.

The Spanish monarchs fight to unify Spain as a Catholic nation; as soon as the war is over, the Queen Isabella must fulfill her vow to the grand inquisitor to rid Spain of all heretics. She decrees the Jews' exile.

Isabella Obrigon must now decide whether to follow her heart and join her endangered brethren seeking exile, or stay and live a lie.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150646766
Publisher: Lifeline Publishing Books
Publication date: 08/09/2014
Series: Flower from Castile Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 651 KB

About the Author

Lilian Gafni writes with passion about the experiences of displaced Jewish populations because she experienced it herself. Born in Cairo, Egypt, she attended the non-denominational French Catholic School, St. Vincent de Paul. Jews had lived peacefully for centuries in Egypt; however, a dangerous current began coursing through the city that threatened the lives of Jews. Her parents moved the family in 1951 to the newly formed Jewish country of Israel, where they hoped to raise their children in peace and safety. As have many Jews before her, Lilian had to adapt to a new life, a new country, and a new language. She served in the requisite two years in the Israel Defense Forces, which sent her to guard a Kibbutz (collective farm) in the region of the Negev. There she met American-born Joel, who later became her husband. After their marriage, they moved to the United States to his home state of California, where they raised their two children. Lilian is the author of Flower from Castile Trilogy, Hello Exile, and Living a Blissful Marriage: 24 Steps to Happiness.

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