Towers of Tuscany

The Towers of Tuscany - Carol M. Cram

I admit, I am a sucker for books about renaissance Italy!

 

A wonderful book worth reading. Carol M Cram has created a masterpiece.

 

Sofia is a strong willed woman who wants to paint. Early Renaissance is the time, Italy the place. More specifically a small town called San Gimignano, the Tuscan city of towers. Sofia is painting in a time when women were encouraged to have children, clean the house and keep quiet. Very few women knew how to read and write, never mind paint.

 

Each chapter begins with a short painting technique explained before the story proceeds.

 

The reader is transported to another time. I found this book entertaining and educational. The action is ongoing throughout the story.

 

5/5 stars for a very well written, and highly researched story!

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