"What would you say if you
suddenly received a mysterious phone call from someone telling you that
there weren’t forty-eight of Gutenberg’s books, but forty-nine?”
a green-eyed beauty, finds herself in mid-life with no husband, no
work, and no clear direction. Following a promising ad, she joins an
enthusiastic professor on a perilous search for a lost copy of the Gutenberg Bible, last seen in the 16th century. To
succeed where others failed, they must decipher ancient encrypted
texts, enter monasteries and torture cellars - and avoid dangerous
criminals who will stop at nothing to lay their hands on this priceless
antiquity. But then they are forced to face an even greater challenge...
This suspenseful romance reveals an ancient love that drowned in blood 500 years ago, yet has endured to this day.
From the Author
It's true that I would sometimes fall asleep in school history classes. But that was only because I had never imagined how the lives of the heroes of the past were filled with passion, lust, betrayal and death.
When I found out how little history has dedicated to describing the intriguing and militant Princess Charlotte de Borbon - a real princess who was also a rebellious nun in the 16th century - I decided that I had to correct the injustice.
In the story I wrote, I combined historical facts into a work of fiction. It merged beautifully with past scenes from my personal life: my childhood in Israel and South America, my military service during the Lebanon War, and even earlier periods of my life as a Marrano in Portugal and the Netherlands.
During the writing process, I moved from my home to a small village in the mountains of Jerusalem. There, alone for a magical month, whose nights were filled with cries of jackals and foxes, I wrote in a frenzy this crazy story of the hunt for Gutenberg's lost bible. Sometimes, the conversations and arguments of Hannah and Mickey carried on into my dreams.
And one day it was finished. The figures returned to live only in the pages of the book. The gunshots were silenced and the skeletons returned to the basement.
Now they belong to you.
I was happy to get this eBook on my Kindle, titled The Lost Bible by L. Rosenman. I was not sure what to expect when reading this book. I soon found that it is a modern love story in the midst of historical facts, mystery and thrilling intrigue. I love history and romance and was excited to see that this book has both! What a wonderful read. I like how the author combines fiction, history and personal accounts throughout this book. I don't like to give away the story in my reviews, so I will just say...The hunt for Gutenberg's lost bible is a good read and I recommend it!
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