Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Miracles of Prato

The year is 1456.

With the sudden passing of her father, Lucrezia has been sent to the Convent Santa Margherita. She is trying to adjust to her new life. It isn’t easy. She wants to obey.

Fra Filippo Lippi is a monk but besides that, he has a very great talent as a famed painter. He is acting Chaplain for the convent. Fra is pretty rough around the edges. It is while at the convent that he meets the lovely and beautiful, Lucrezia. She becomes Fra’s muse. She has inspired him to create some of his best artwork. Fra and Lucrezia begin a romantic relationship. Their love for each other has consequences that could destroy everything they hold dear.

The love that Fra and Lucrezia shared as a real one. I have to admit that I would never have pictured them belong together so well as they did. Lucrezia was more on the quiet side; whereas Fra is more outgoing and does not have trouble expressing himself. There was a few times where I wished this book moved a little faster but for the most part it was pretty good. The writing duo of authors Laurie Albanese and Laura Morowitz worked well together. I couldn’t tell where one left off and the other one picked up. For anyone who likes to read romantic stories filled with historical figures then you may enjoy The Miracles of Prato.

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