Feb 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (120)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

This book sounds reminiscent of Girl With a Pearl Earring and A Mad, Wicked Folly, both of which I loved. The synopsis is super intriguing, especially if there's a romance with the one and only Leonardo da Vinci. And I love the cover! So, book. Get in my hands already.

Title: Da Vinci's Tiger
Author: Laura Malone Elliott
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publishing Date: November 10, 2015
Pages: 304
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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.

What book are you highly anticipating this week?


  1. Wow, I'm definitely putting this one of my TBR immediately! Looks good, Rachel! My pick today is coming out in April and it's a combo of historical and fantasy!

  2. I hope you like it!
    My WoW: http://onceuntold.blogspot.com/2015/02/waiting-on-wednesday-3-manwhore.html


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