The Queen's Soprano (Paperback)

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Seventeen-year-old Angelica Voglia loves to sing. But she lives in seventeenth-century Rome, and the pope has forbidden women to sing in public. To make matters worse, her controlling mother is determined to marry her off to a wealthy nobleman, even though Angelica is in love with a poor French artist. Angelica's only hope to sing before an audience--and escape a forced marriage--is to flee to Queen Christina's court, where she will become the queen's soprano. But she soon discovers that the palace walls are not completely secure . . . and her freedom will require an even greater sacrifice than she imagined.

About the Author


CAROL DINES is the author of two previous young adult novels, Talk to Me and Best Friends Tell the Best Lies. She lives half of each year in Rome, where she discovered and researched Angelica's story, and the other half in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise For…


"Riveting."--Kirkus Reviews
"Readers . . . will admire the young woman's steadfast devotion against tremendous odds."--School Library Journal


Product Details
ISBN: 9780152061029
ISBN-10: 0152061029
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 336
Language: English