Monday, June 27, 2011

Illuminations of the Heart by Joyce DiPastena

Illuminations of the Heart, written by Joyce DiPastena, is a historical romance set in the medieval days of Duke Richard son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. It is the story of Donna Siriol de Calendri a young widow who along with her maid, Lucianna travel from Venice to Poitou at the dying request of her brother, to live under the guardianship of his friend, Sir Tristan de Brielle. But Siri bears a striking resemblance to Tristan’s late wife, Clothilde, which makes her presence a painful reminder of the love he lost and a temptation too hard for him to bear.

Author Joyce DiPastena
It’s not often that one reads a book so well written and researched, as Joyce’s, Illuminations of the Heart. Joyce has taken meticulous care to assure historical accuracy, which added to this delightful tale of a romance fraught with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Joyce gives us the pleasure of a deeply romantic novel without resorting to degradation in any form—a truly desirable romance!

I highly recommend Illuminations of the Heart. It is not only thoroughly enjoyable to read, but also gratifying.

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