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?
Have you ever been disappointed when you finish reading a book? Not because the book was of poor quality, but quite the opposite. The book was so good that you just hate for it to end. The is what I felt when I finished “The Girl in the Glass.” The author weave together the lives of three different women with such ease. Her descriptions of Florence as as if you are visiting the city for the first time yourself. The characters are well developed and seem real as if you could reach out and touch them or as if they lived next door to you. I am not sure how much of the historical information in the book is accurate, but I do know that if you enjoy historical fiction then you are sure to love this novel as well. I highly recommend it to you. I hope you too feel as if you are in Florence with Meg, sightseeing with Sophia or drinking wine with Lorenzo. I will be sure to read other books by this author as I really enjoyed her style of writing.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnoma Publishing. I was not obligated to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are my own.