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Doña Gracia: Beacon Of Hope

Sandra K. Toro


Beacon of Hope is an account of the life of Doña Gracia Nasi, a powerful woman who lived in the time of other powerful women like Queen Elizabeth and Catherine de Medici. She used her wealth and power to provide new lives for Jews who had been expelled from Spain and conversos escaping from Spain. Through her life the drama of that historical period is described by the author, Sandra Toro.

"Toro should be congratulated for bringing to life, in novel form, one of the least-known, yet highly important Jewish women heroines of the Renaissance period. Doña Gracia's exploits become so much more accessible through Toro's lively story telling." -- Andree Aelion Brooks, Author of The Woman Who Defied Kings: the Life and Times of Doña Gracia Nasi,
Award-winning biography.

"Sandra Toro's historical novel based on Doña Gracia's fascinating life and times weaves a riveting narrative, rich in detail and with creatively added spice. It was difficult to put down, even for a minute!" -- Vanessa Paloma, Author of The Mountain, the Desert and the Pomegranate: Stories from Morocco and Beyond. Research Associate, Hadassah Brandeis Institute.

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Doña Gracia: Beacon Of Hope

ISBN 978-1-935604-75-4. Paper. $19.95. 292 pages

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