The Book of Love is the second in the series: The Magdalene line.
Journalist, Maureen Paschal’s research uncovers a diary written by Matilda of Canossa (also referred to as Matilda of Tuscany), an eleventh century warrior countess. In her story, Matilda was a member of the Cathar society, protector of a book written in Jesus own hand, and secretly married to a pope.
I think this book is just as intriguing as The Expected One. There are portions which discuss lengthy historical details, which some have felt were tedious. I found the connections McGowan makes regarding historical events and figures and various works of art to be fascinating. How much is “true historical fact”, no one knows, but it does give food for thought and make for an exciting and thrilling read.
If you have an interest in religious conspiracies, secret societies, and/or women mystics, then you will probably enjoy this book.