Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review for The Girl In The Glass

The Girl In The Glass A Novel by Susan Meissner

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.

I loved this book! From the start, it had me pulled in, and was a very easy

story to follow. It was very well written, the writer has a special talent of

making you feel as if you are in Florence yourself, you can almost feel the

balmy breeze and rosy sunsets.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.