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Quaranta - Love and Passion triumphs over Death - cover

Quaranta - Love and Passion triumphs over Death

Marianna S. Rachid

Publisher: Marianna

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Summary

Isabella and Federico’s love was about to be consummated when that dream is shattered by treachery and deceit from within and without. Old familial hatred resurges and the black death deals a fatal blow. Will their love survive human failings and the force of nature?

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