Today, one of BookBub’s $1.99 Kindle deals is Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. These deals are usually only available for a limited time, often only a day.
I read this book several years ago, and found it quite interesting and enjoyable. It has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon out of 596 reviews.
This story is based on an actual theory that one of the popes in the ninth century was a woman. Joan was a very intelligent girl who disguised herself as her brother when he died and eventual goes to Rome where she becomes pope. Whether the story is true or not, it is very well written and a great story about life in the ninth century.
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