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.