Monday, February 3, 2014

The Girl in the Glass | Book Review

"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 originally chose to read The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner because I had truly loved Lady in Waiting (my review here). I love when author can successfully dovetail the stories of numerous characters throughout various time periods and eras. I was really wanting to love this novel as much as that one. Something fell short. I am not quite sure why or what it was but there was something lacking. While I felt it was an okay book that I may pick up again for a weekend read, I was not in love with it.

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I received a copy of this book for free for honest review from Waterbrook Multnomah. As with all review opinions and recommendations are honest and my own.

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