By order of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, all Jews must leave Spain by July 31, 1492. Are the Delgados Jewish? Their servant, Maria, must find out the truth ... but does she really want to know?
Ages 10+
Pages 192
Publisher Eerdsman
Sydney Taylor Notable Book

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The book not only has likable characters, but I also learned many facts about Jewish history- this i

Review by Lucy

The book "Secrets in the House of Delgado" by Gloria D. Miklowitz is quite an amazing novel. This historical fiction read is based in Spain in the 1490s. During this time, many Jews were either forced to leave Spain or forced to convert to Christianity. As this all was happening, the main character Maria, loses all of her family to sickness. She was sent to the Delgados' mansion by the priest to act as a servant to the eleven year old daughter. The Delgado family were Conversos, meaning they had converted from being Jews. Many people said they converted, but practiced Judaism in secrecy. This was not allowed and people were sadly killed as a result. Was the Delgado family Conversos? Should Maria tell the priest of this? Find out when you read the book Secrets in the House of Delgado.

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Excellent book

Review by Beautiful14

My brother got this book and absolutely loved it! Wonderful storyline!

Jan 04, 2023 03:08 PM
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Excellent book

Review by hashemsartist11

Excellent book!

Jan 04, 2023 02:36 PM
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Review by SwellBottleFreak

10 out of 10 would recommend!!! I loved it

Aug 02, 2021 08:38 PM
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Review by marciannetweety

It was a really good book. At first it's a little boring, but when you keep reading it gets interesting and good.

Aug 10, 2020 07:57 AM