Waiting on Wednesday: DAVINCI'S TIGER by Laura Malone Elliott

Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Today my wow is Davinici's Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott. What instantly captured my attention with this unusually beautiful cover. Then I read the synopsis and was further intrigued because Leonardo Davinici has always fascinated me.

November 10, 2015

For fans of rich and complex historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring or Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces.

Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra 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.

When charismatic 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 attracted to the handsome newcomer, 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 world of exquisite art, elaborate feats, and exhilarating jousts, she discovers romance, friendship, temptation, and a deadly battle between powerful families.


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