THE MADONNA OF PISANO: Book 1 of The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

THE MADONNA OF PISANO: Book 1 of The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

by MaryAnn Diorio

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Overview

A horrifying encounter drags soon-to-be-married Maria Landro into the shocking world of religious corruption and an unrelenting village code of honor that threatens to rob her of everything she holds dear. Shunned by the very people who should have embraced her, she withdraws into the confines of Bella Terra, her family's farm, and remains there for several years . . . until she is forced to leave to ensure the formal education of her son. In a desperate attempt to protect her child from vicious tongues and malicious hate-mongers and her family farm from bankruptcy, she determines to seek vengeance against the one who ruined her life. But when Luca Tonetta enters her life, Maria learns a powerful lesson about forgiveness and grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780930037222
Publisher: MaryAnn Diorio
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Series: Italian Chronicles , #1
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author who writes riveting, compelling fiction about the deepest issues of the human heart. She is also an award-winning children's book author. MaryAnn's novella, A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING, won the Silver Medal for E-Book Fiction in the 2015 Illumination Book Awards Contest. Her latest novel, RETURN TO BELLA TERRA, is Book 3 in THE ITALIAN CHRONICLES TRILOGY. A former university professor of fiction writing, Dr. MaryAnn resides in New Jersey with her husband Dominic. They are the blessed parents of two amazing adult daughters and five rambunctious grandchildren. In her spare time, MaryAnn loves to read, paint, and make up silly songs for her grandchildren.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

AUTHOR'S NOTE

PROLOGUE

CHAPTER ONE

CHAPTER TWO

CHAPTER THREE

CHAPTER FOUR

CHAPTER FIVE

CHAPTER SIX

CHAPTER SEVEN

CHAPTER EIGHT

CHAPTER NINE

CHAPTER TEN

CHAPTER ELEVEN

CHAPTER TWELVE

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

CHAPTER NINETEEN

CHAPTER TWENTY

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE

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