Waiting on Wednesday with Da Vinci's Tiger

Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings, and she aches to share her work, to meet painters and sculptors mentored by the famed Lorenzo de Medici, and to find love.

When the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, arrives in Florence, he introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers—a world of thought and conversation she has yearned for. She is instantly attracted to the handsome newcomer, who admires her mind as well as her beauty. Yet Ginevra remains conflicted about his attentions. Choosing her as his Platonic muse, Bembo commissions a portrait by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them—one Ginevra can only begin to understand. In a rich and enthralling world of exquisite art, elaborate feasts, and exhilarating jousts, she faces many temptations to discover her voice, artistic companionship, and a love that defies categorization. In the end, she and Leonardo are caught up in a dangerous and deadly battle between powerful families.


 Doesn't think sound so interesting? I love the time period! Cannot wait to get my hands on it!

 
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4 comments

  1. Hmmm, this sounds interesting. I think I would want to see some reviews before I tried reading it, but I am definitely intrigued. It reminds me of Girl With a Pearl Earring.

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  2. This one is news to me, but it does sound intriguing enough. I love the historical covers out there - hope you enjoy this read <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  3. Curious about this one... but I kinda' liked the first cover better. :)

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  4. Really interesting. Could be really good.
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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