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I really liked this book, I thought it was very entertaining and a fast read even though it was 515 pages.
I really recommend this book for anyone who enjoys historical fiction, and particularly those who've like THE BIRTH OF VENUS or LEONARDO'S SWANS.
I often find that historical fiction enhances what I already know about history-- this novel taught me a great deal about Renaissance Florence.
(3.5 stars) This historical fiction is set in Florence during the period of the late 1400's and early 1500's. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Michelle Boytim
The story is just a romance too much fiction. I'll try to read something more about Jeanne Kalogrids. Let's talk about againPublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Mona Lisa is one of Leonardo’s da Vinci’s most famous portraits. Her smile has captured the hearts of millions for centuries. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lauralee Jacks
Well written - but too far from the mark of historical accuracy. I wish this had been just a novel, not historical fiction.Published 15 months ago by Phyllis Bird
Kalogridis is an extremely CLEVER storyteller and knows her history well. As an instructor of art history at a university I can say she knows her history and philosophy; but... Read morePublished 15 months ago by cheryl