Reader recommendation: The Priest's Madonna Email More Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Sonia Kovach, Chicago May 23, 2011 The Priest's Madonna by Amy Hassinger is along the lines of "The Da Vinci Code" without the theatrics. It is a story about love, family, greed, spirituality, and politics in the late 1800's in rural France. It makes a great summer read. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?