The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.
Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata by Simonetta Carr
From the Publisher:
Olympia Morata (1526 to 1555) is her father’s finest student and a girl far ahead of her time. A quick tongue and a ready pen are her mind’s tools to record her vivid thoughts, poetry, songs, and opinions. Appointed tutor to Duchess Renee’s children, Olympia looks forward to a bright future–when suddenly, evil rumors threaten to turn her world upside down. In the midst of it all a young doctor comes courting. Will their love survive the danger waiting on the other side of the Alps?
About the Author
Simonetta Carr, mother of eight and homeschool educator for twenty years, has worked as a freelance journalist and a translator of Christian works into Italian. She is the author of the series Christian Biographies for Young Readers.