The Madonna of Pisano

(The Italian Chronicles #1)

by MaryAnn Diorio

Book Cover: The Madonna of Pisano
Part of the The Italian Chronicles series:
  • The Madonna of Pisano
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780930037222
Pages: 338

A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .

A horrifying encounter drags soon-to-be-married Maria Landro into the shocking world of religious corruption and an unrelenting village code of honor that threatens to rob her of everything she holds dear. Shunned by the very people who should have embraced her, she withdraws into the confines of Bella Terra, her family's farm, and remains there for several years... until she is forced to leave to ensure the formal education of her son.

In a desperate attempt to protect her child from vicious tongues and malicious hate-mongers and her family farm from bankruptcy, she determines to seek vengeance against the one who ruined her life. But when Luca Tonetta enters her life, she learns a powerful lesson about forgiveness and grace.

Publisher: // Independent Publication
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Reviews:Debbie on Goodreads wrote:

Maria's life completely changed after Don Franco. He almost ruined her whole family because of his lies. When Maria goes to Luca looking for a job she never realized how much her and Nico's lives would change. You won't be able to stop reading this amazing book. You will feel God working throughout this whole book. I had the honor to review this wonderful book.


Third Place in Women’s Fiction, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest (2006)
Second Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, East Texas RWA Southern Heat Contest (2009)
Second Place in Historical Category for Novel, Romance Writers’ Ink Where the Magic Begins Contest (2011)
First Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, Colorado RWA Heart of the Rockies Contest (2011)
First Place in Inspirational Category for Novel, Spacecoast Launching a Star Contest (2011)






About the Author

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author who writes compelling fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. She resides in New Jersey with her husband Dominic. They are the blessed parents of two awesome daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, and five rambunctious grandchildren. In her spare time, MaryAnn loves to read, to paint, and to make up silly songs for her grandchildren.

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