Francesca and the Baron's Son

Francesca and the Baron's Son

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C. J. Thrush By CJThrush Completed

A historical fiction short story by C. J. Thrush, author of the un-published novel, Lady Blade.

In Tuscany during the 1700’s a girl had to know her place or there were consequences.

Try telling that to Francesca DiCesare, the eleven-year-old daughter of Maestro DiCesare, Europe’s most renowned fencing master. Francesca has more courage than common sense, and learns her lesson - just not the one they were trying to teach her.

Set amid the blushing poppies in the Tuscan countryside, this is the first in a series of coming of age stories.

Francesca DiCesare is the title character in the as-yet-unpublished novel LADY BLADE which begins when Francesca is eighteen. Lady Blade was a finalist in the San Francisco Writer’s Conference Contest and a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition.

  • bullying
  • female
  • heroine
  • honor
  • right
  • strong
  • wrong