The Madonna List by Max Foran

The Madonna List

byMax Foran

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2011

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Rome, 1221. On the death of Dominic Guzman, founder of the Order of Dominican Friars, a list of three names is locked away with the depositions attesting to Dominic's beatification, and a copy is sealed in an icon of the Virgin Mary that is eventually carried to New France.

This list is the thread that binds the fates of ordinary people caught up in the grand sweep of historical events. The Madonna List traces the lives of two nineteenth—century men across three continents, where each finds himself intertwined with a woman who has been visited by the Virgin Mary.

Bernad Birous is an ambitious and arrogant young Genoan of the merchant class who desires to use the power of the Church to serve his worldly aims, and who comes to believe that he is the chosen of God. Martin Goyette is a young artist from the rural parishes of Lower Canada who becomes enmeshed in the doomed Lower Canada Rebellion of 1838. Their very different lives are drawn together in a penal colony in New South Wales (Australia), where fortune, ambition, and faith determine their fates. A web of mystery, violence, love, betrayal, and tragedy finally leaves one man standing and one broken when the shattering secret of The Madonna List is revealed.

Title:The Madonna ListFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Brindle & GlassLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:192697221X

ISBN - 13:9781926972213

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Date published: 2006-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Madonna List - Smart, Captivating This intelligent, thought-provoking book is a must-have for anyone's collection. Foran's characters and scenery are elaborately developed and the story unfolds so seductively, that once you start, you'll find it difficult to put down. It's a suspensful page-turner that holds you captive to the very end.
Date published: 2006-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I give this book 5 out of 5 Bernard is the best character I've come across in any book I've read.
Date published: 2006-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Madonna List is a must read! 5 stars out of 5. It is only a matter of time before The Madonna List is on every best seller list in the country. The characters are great and the plot is amazing. You won't be able to put this down. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2005-12-05