[BOOKS] ⚣ The Girl in the Glass By Susan Meissner – Sunkgirls.info

[BOOKS] ⚣ The Girl in the Glass  By Susan Meissner – Sunkgirls.info Renaissance Is A Word With Hope Infused In Every Letter 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 The Girl in the Glass was my introduction to author Susan Meissner and it attracted me for several reasons I love all things Italian, I was an art history major and I ve been to Florence.It is a story told by 3 different women Nora Orsini the 16th century descendent of the last Grand duke of the Medici, Sophia Borelli who claims to be the last of the Medici s and Meg Pomeroy, an American woman whose dream is to visit Florence with her father to see the statue that is depicted in a painting own The Girl in the Glass was my introduction to author Susan Meissner and it attracted me for several reasons I love all things Italian, I was an art history major and I ve been to Florence.It is a story told by 3 different women Nora Orsini the 16th century descendent of the last Grand duke of the Medici, Sophia Borelli who claims to be the last of the Medici s and Meg Pomeroy, an American woman whose dream is to visit Florence with her father to see the statue that is depicted in a painting owned by her Italian grandmother It is about truth and trust of believing in something so much that it seems to be reality and perhaps it is It is about how sometimes the expectation of things is so great that when confronted with the reality, it disappoints.The author weaves the story of these women together very well and as you get pulleddee I traveled to Florence, Italy and came home too soon This novel is painted in hues or red and bronze and vibrant colors of romance and discovering self in the place God dreams of for you.From the minute I started reading Meg s story I fell in love with her I actually much preferred her story over the sections of Sophia s novel Meg s story had a pull on me I couldn t fully explain Perhaps it was her longing to know where she was meant to be Perhaps it was her dream to visit a place so magica I traveled to Florence, Italy and came home too soon This novel is painted in I m not quite sure how to rate this story It kept me reading, although there were parts where I lost interest and skimmed, and I didn t love the way it wrapped up BUT I think this is mostly because the main character is quite dissimilar to myself I relatedto Renata in the story I enjoyed taking a little walk down memory lane with the descriptions of Florence, and I enjoyed the women s fiction pace of the tale Bottom line is that Susan Meissner is a great weaver of tales, and this one I m not quite sure how to rate this stor When I was asked if I was interested in reading and reviewing this novel, as an Italophile I was absolutely delighted to do so Always interested in reading a novel set in Italy this did not disappoint, although I have yet to meet a real life Italian that drinks cappucini after midday It was difficult to decide what genre this should be placed in as it is part historical fiction and part contemporary and as such will appeal to a wide cross section of readers Susan Meissner has skilfully intert When I was asked if I was interested in reading and reviewing this novel, as an Italophile I was absolutely delighted to do so Always interested in reading a novel set in Italy this did not disappoint, although I have yet to meet a real life Italian that drinks cappucini after midday It was difficult to decide what genre this should be placed in as it is part historical fiction and part contemporary and as such will appeal to a wide cross section of readers Susan Meissner has skilfully intertwined the historical story of a real Medici with her contemporary characters Three women from different generations Nora, Meg and Sofia are the protagonists in this complex but still very easy to read novel Nora Orsini is a Medici princess from the sixteenth century whose story is told in brief chapters amongst the contemporary ones, which feature Meg an editor with a travel publisher and Sofia an idiosyncratic author whose work has been drawn to Meg s attention.The story opens in San Die

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