Viewing Entry - Caterina (B6108) by Hodge, Jane Aiken.
Author / Responsible party
Hodge, Jane Aiken.
Historical fiction. Historical fiction. Pedro -- I, -- Emperor of Brazil, -- 1798-1834 -- Fiction. Maria -- II, -- Queen of Portugal, -- 1819-1853 -- Fiction. Women painters -- Portugal -- Porto -- Fiction. Portugal -- History -- 1826-1853 -- Fiction.
Having survived scandal and the disdain of many a society lady and gentleman in years past, Caterina is now the mistress of her household, and the talented artist behind a successful series of satiric cartoons. But her hard-won independence is far from secure. The political turmoil following Napoleon's invasion of Portugal in 1807 has left a vacuum of power and a dangerous climate for liberal freethinkers like Caterina. When her son Lewis joins in the political fray, Caterina is drawn in as well - and while painting the portrait of a powerful political figure, she embarks on a dangerous new career. She must summon all of her strong will and courage to survive the spinning tornado of political intrigue and lies this time - and to face a past she thought she had left behind forever.