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I, MONA LISA
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Kalogridis takes readers back in time to 15th- century Florence, combining the exquisite beauty of the city with mysterious plots of murder and rebellion. The elusive subject of da Vinci's painting, Lisa di Antonio Gherardini Giocondo, comes alive, revealing the details of her life, from her relationships to her deepest secrets.
Lisa di Antonio Gherardini lives in Florence with her mother, an epileptic, and her father, a wool merchant. Because of her mother's illness, she and Lisa rarely venture out of their home. But Lisa meets Guiliano, son of Lorenzo de'Medici, the patriarch of Florence's most powerful family. After their short-lived wedded bliss, Guiliano and Lisa face danger when they find themselves in the middle of a plot
Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick
Publisher: St. Martin's
Published: November 2006