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Emma Leslie Church History Series

Daybreak in Italy
Daybreak in Italy
A Tale of the Italian Reformation

by Emma Leslie

Illustrated by Abigail Mills

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Story Synopsis

   Neither Caterina nor her brother, Eduardo, can find the peace they are yearning for, though Eduardo studies the ancient philosophers day and night, and Caterina faithfully performs all the ceremonies and rites of the Church. The light of truth begins to dawn when Eduardo hears the wonderful words of Jesus read to him from the Gospel of John.

Story Setting:  Italy in 1515 - 1542 A.D.
Notable People and Events:  Savonarola, The Italian Reformation
Originally published in 1870; 320 pages; For Ages 12 - Adult

Emma Leslie (1837-1909), whose actual name was Emma Dixon, was a prolific Victorian children's author who wrote over 100 books. Emma Leslie brought a strong Christian emphasis into her writing and many of her books were originally published by the Religious Tract Society.

Also by Emma Leslie:

Junior Church History Series
For Merrie England
Hilda the Briton
The Magic Runes
Soldier Fritz
Through Stress and Strain

Church History Series
At the Sign of the Golden Fleece
Before the Dawn
The Captives
Constancia's Household
Dearer Than Life
Elfreda the Saxon
Faithful, But Not Famous
From Bondage to Freedom
Glaucia the Greek Slave
Gytha's Message
The Hermit of Livry
Lady Cecily
Leofwine the Monk
The Martyr's Victory
Out of the Mouth of the Lion
Sowing Beside All Waters

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