By Anne Fortier
Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the loss of life of her cherished aunt Rose. however the surprise is going even deeper while she learns that the girl who has been like a mom to her has left her whole property to Julie’s dual sister. the one factor Julie gets is a key — one carried by way of her mom at the day she herself died — to a safety-deposit field in Siena, Italy.
This key sends Julie on a trip that would switch her existence without end — a trip into the afflicted prior of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, nonetheless reeling from the slaughter of her mom and dad, Giulietta used to be smuggled into Siena, the place she met a tender guy named Romeo. Their ill-fated love grew to become medieval Siena upside-down and went directly to motivate generations of poets and artists, the tale attaining its top in Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy.
But six centuries have a fashion of catching as much as the current, and Julie progressively starts off to find that the following, during this old urban, the prior and current are difficult to differentiate. The deeper she delves into the background of Romeo and Giulietta, and the nearer she will get to the treasure they allegedly left in the back of, the larger the chance surrounding her — superstitions, historical hostilities, and private vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the households all in favour of the unforgettable blood feud, she starts to worry that the infamous curse, "A plague on either your houses!" remains to be at paintings, and that she is destined to be its subsequent goal. basically somebody like Romeo, it sort of feels, may possibly store her from this dreaded destiny, yet his tale ended in the past. Or did it?
From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, fantastically written novel of intrigue and identification, of affection and legacy, as a tender lady discovers that her personal destiny is irrevocably tied — for greater or worse — to literature’s maximum star-crossed fans.
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