|About the Book|
The Heart of Rome is a historical novel set in 19th Century Rome. The family of the heroine is suddenly impoverished--her selfish mother leaves her with a social-climbing woman whos married to Baron Volterra--the man mainly responsible for the fall of the Conti family. An architect (Malipieri) moves into the the Conti palace to search for lost treasure. When he falls in love with Sabina, the young heroine, she goes with him to see the treasure and they are trapped by lost water. She spends the night in his room and her reputation is ruined.