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Playing by Heart, by Carmela Martino - Book Review

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 21 st  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. Emi

Top 100 Catholic Blogs

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 ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites Quality 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