The Witch of Cologne
The Inquisitor, Carlos Vicente Solitario, charges a young Jewish midwife, Ruth bas Elazar Saul, with heresy. Ruth may be the daughter of the city's chief rabbi, but this is no protection against the Inquisition's accusations.
A Quest for Justice
Detlef von Tennen, nobleman and canon, cousin to the Archbishop, suspects that something other than religion drives Solitario to persecute Ruth. Determined to ensure that justice is done, Detlef joins the investigation--and finds his passions fully aroused by Ruth's impressive intelligence and darkly exotic beauty.
Two Hearts' Desires
All her life, Ruth bas Elazar Saul has thirsted for knowledge, despite the price she paid by concealing her gender and being cast out of her father's house. Her faith sustains her through all, even the attentions of the Inquisition. Then, in the very heart of danger, God blesses her with the greatest love she has ever known.
- Paperback | 451 pages
- 106.68 x 165.1 x 35.56mm | 226.8g
- 02 Jan 2007
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
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"Whisks readers away to 17th-century Cologne and Amsterdam."--"The New York Times Magazine"
"Learner enlightens readers on the intricacies of the Church, the Inquisition, and Jewish mysticism in a deep and moving novel."--"Romantic Times BookClub Magazine"
"In the nature of her belief that God is within us and her practice of a newer, more scientific kind of midwifery, Ruth is clear
About Tobsha Learner
Learner's short story collection, "Quiver," is an international success. "The Witch of Cologne" was a bestseller in Australia and has been released in Germany as well as in the United States. She is currently working on a new novel.