Olympia Morata (1526–1555) is her father’s finest student and a girl far ahead of her time. A quick tongue and a ready pen are her mind’s tools to record her vivid thoughts, poetry, songs, and opinions. Appointed tutor to Duchess Renee’s children, Olympia looks forward to a bright future—when suddenly, evil rumors threaten to turn her world upside down. In the midst of it all a young doctor comes courting. Will their love survive the danger waiting on the other side of the Alps?
The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God's grace accomplish extraordinary things.
Simonetta Carr, mother of eight and homeschool educator for twenty years, has worked as a freelance journalist and a translator of Christian works into Italian. She is the author of the series Christian Biographies for Young Readers.
"Readers will face, with Olympia, the daily dangers and insecurities that accomplanied a faithful witness to the truth of the gospel." — Starr Meade, bestselling author of Training Hearts, Teaching Minds and Grandpa's Box
"In this delightful yet imformative historical fiction we meet Olympia, a young girl willing to stand strong for her Christian values in the troubled, changing world of the Reformation." — Laura E. Smith, award-winning educator
"With the precision of a scholar and the heart of a storyteller, Simonetta Carr brings to life the story of Olympia Morata, a daughter of the Italian Reformation." — Eric Landry, executive director of White Horse, Inc., home of Modern Reformation and the White Horse Inn radio program