The Girl in the Glass - Reviewed

Monday, November 5, 2012

Book Blurb:

Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of taking a promised trip to Florence, Italy, and being able to finally step into the place captured in a picture at her grandmother’s house. But after her grandmother passes away and it falls to her less-than-reliable father to take her instead, Meg’s long-anticipated travel plans seem permanently on hold. When her dad finally tells Meg to book the trip, she prays that the experience will heal the fissures left on her life by her parents’ divorce. But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is nowhere to be found, leaving aspiring memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city. Sofia claims to be one of the last surviving members of the Medici family and that a long-ago Medici princess, Nora Orsini, communicates with her from within the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. When Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissance isn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?

My Thoughts:

I have recently been researching my Italian heritage and reading this book was like getting a personal tour of Florence for me.
I fell in love with Meg and her story. Until this novel I knew nothing about the Medici family, and now I know who they are and their contribution to Italian Renaissance.
You will be able to see the sunsets, and smell the food as you read this book.
Susan crafts wonderful characters, weaves history beautifully, and leaves you satisfied like you've just eaten a great meal.
 Highly recommended!


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