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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 19

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 19 Terrye Jo had an idea what Christina wanted to say, but didn’t know what they called it in the seventeenth century. “Sensitive,” the duchess finally decided. Sensitive, Terrye Jo thought. That’s a good … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 18

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 18 Chapter 10 March, 1636 Turin Just after Twelfth Night, Monsieur Gaston and his entourage had departed the Castello del Valentino. The duke and duchess were relieved — at least in private — and … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 17

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 17 PART II: THE VIRTUE OF FORTITUDE A noble and steady purpose of mind Chapter 9 March, 1636 Lyon, France It had taken all winter to sort them out. When Sherrilyn Maddox first arrived … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 16

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 16 The priory had a large open courtyard, flanked by four passageways, with solid walls on one side and plain, solid pillars on the other, ending in doors leading to other parts of the … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 15

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 15 Chapter 8                                Marseilles Sherrilyn had come to Marseilles with an introduction arranged by Estuban Miro to a Jewish doctor, Bonnel de Lattès. She’d gotten some nasty looks from some of the men in … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 14

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 14 “Ah,” De la Mothe said. “That is a name I know.” He looked at Valbelle, and then stepped over to the bench and sat near the up-timer. Lefferts was a well-known trouble maker, … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 13

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 13 Chapter 7 Marseilles, Provence “Now that is a view.” Philippe de la Mothe-Houdancourt, Governor of Bellegarde, leaned on the rampart of Florentine limestone that comprised the sea-facing wall of Notre-Dame de la Garde, … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 12

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 12 “I graciously accept.” He gave his most charming smile, glancing at his loyal follower Francois. “But let me not disturb you. I assume circumstances are fortuitous for us to send a message this … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 11

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 11 Chapter 6 Turin If it hadn’t previously been obvious to Terrye Jo, it became quite clear what it was about a few nights later.

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 10

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 10 “But he is not France, young lady. What he does places my country in peril and twists the commands and endangers the rule of my royal brother.” “Didn’t he also exile you?”

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