The Flames of Florence

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2018


As the 15th century draws to a close in Florence, danger lurks around every corner. Donna Russo Morin’s deft strokes illustrate the ...Read Review

Against the Inquisition

By Carolina De Robertis (trans.) - By Marcos Aguinis - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

Against the Inquisition is the 2018 English translation of the 1991 Argentine novel La Geste del Marrano. Widely praised by Argentine readers and reviewers, the ...Read Review

Botticelli’s Muse

By Dorah Blume - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Botticelli’s Muse, the first in Dorah Blume’s trilogy set in Renaissance Florence, begins in 1477, when the artist Sandro Botticelli is dismissed ...Read Review

The Painter’s Apprentice

By Laura Morelli - Published 2017


Maria Bartolini, the daughter of a master gilder in Venice in 1510, wants to follow in her father’s footsteps. But when he finds ...Read Review

The Burning Chambers

By Kate Mosse - Published 2018Published 2019


In Carcassonne in 1562, bookseller’s daughter Minou Joubert is baffled and unnerved when she finds an anonymous note addressed to her pushed under ...Read Review

The Medici

By Mary Hollingsworth - Published 2017



The notorious Medici were a Florentine family that rose to prominence through a highly profitable banking business.  They then dabbled in politics, art ...Read Review

The Orphan of Florence

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2017


It is November 1478, only seven months after the Pazzi conspiracy which took the life of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s brother, Giuliano, in a ...Read Review

Stone Circle

By Kate Murdoch - Published 2016



In 16th-century Pesaro on the Adriatic coast, Antonius, a young man of common background, is born with an ability to read minds. This ...Read Review

The Competition: Da Vinci’s Disciples, #2

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2017


In the late 15th century, six women dare to seek permission from the head of a noble Florentine family and the ruler of ...Read Review

The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence

By Alyssa Palombo - Published 2017


Simonetta Cattaneo, a young noblewoman in 15th-century Genoa, is happy to marry the Florentine Marco Vespucci and be introduced to her husband’s ...Read Review

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