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Laurie Lico Albanese & Laura Morowitz

THE MIRACLES OF PRATO

Celebrating the art, passion, and culture of fifteenth-century Italy, THE MIRACLES OF PRATO brings to life the romantic story of the famed painter-monk Fra Filippo Lippi and the beautiful Florentine nun who was to become his muse, lover, and the mother of his children.

The novel opens with a child born in secrecy at the Convent Santa Margherita and taken from his mother by the head of the church’s Augustinian order. The infant’s fate and that of his mother hang in the balance. Yet their story soon extends far beyond the convent, to the greatest power centers of Florence and Rome.

Spiritual and sensual, adventurous and gripping, this epic story takes readers from the quiet cloistered life of Lucrezia Buti to the handsomely appointed...

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