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Weight of a Flame

Simonetta Carr’s latest book appears to have everything a young female reader could want. Romance. Castles. Adventure. Far-away places. And let’s not forget elegant wardrobes. These things are just the backdrop for Carr’s story, though. Set during the Italian Reformation, Weight of a Flame is the story of Olympia Morata, a young woman whose faith burned bright during a time of persecution.

After reading the introduction and first chapter, I am looking forward to completing the book and writing a full review. Classified as historical fiction, it’s already clear that Simonetta Carr researched her story extensively. She includes several pages at the beginning of the book that provide historical details about each character in the story.

I will admit that I know almost nothing about the Italian Reformation. I anticipate that this book will be a pleasant, yet informative, read. Although the intended audience is young readers, I found myself drawn in by the story during chapter one.

Stay tuned for the full review. Normally this would be a Saturday afternoon read, but it might take a while longer with a four month old keeping me busy.


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