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Playing by Heart, by Carmela Martino - Book Review

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In Playing by Heart, by Carmela Martino, we meet two gifted sisters. The story,  set in 1730’s, Milan, Italy, introduces us to Maria, a gifted linguist, mathematician and speaker. Her sister, Emilia, excels at playing and composing music, as well as singing. Where Maria shines in knowledge of the sciences, Emilia glistens in the arts. In 1730’s Italy, it was rare to come across educated females. We find that the girls father’s long held desire to gain a noble title, drives the entire story; propelling the girls into situations that a young lady of the 21st century would never need to confront. In the 1730’s, for example, parents arranged the marriages of their children. Young ladies had little to no say about who they would spend the remainder of their lives with as a wife. They found themselves married in their late teens. So, Maria and Emilia were approaching the age when their father would desire to marry them off to suitable husbands. Yet, Maria wants to become a nun. Emilia want…

Top 100 Catholic Blogs

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See the Catholic Blogs List. The Best Catholic blogs from thousands of top Catholic blogs in our index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search rankingInfluence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sitesQuality and consistency of posts.Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review Top 100 Catholic Blogs Winners CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this Top Catholic Blogs list! This is the most comprehensive list of best Catholic blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this! I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world.
Our site is listed as no. 97. my own blog, joy of nine9 is 71 and Ginny Lieto's blog is 91. Go to the site and submit YOUR blog for consideration because the list is revised every week. read more