Da Vinci’s Tiger

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I just read this fantastic book. It is called Da Vinci’s Tiger by L. M. Elliott. I recommend you read it! It was really interesting. Here is the summary:

Ginevra de’ benci, a real life Renaissance woman, longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But she is trapped in an arranged marriage, in a society dictated by men. When a Venetian Ambassador, Bernardo Bembo arrives, he introduces Ginevra to a world of patrons, artists, and philosophers. She is attracted to the handsome newcomer, yet afflicted by his attentions. He then chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse to be painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter sparks an intimacy between them. In the Renaissance world, the young poet strives for greatness and tries to find her voice but in the end, she and Leonardo are caught up in a deadly battle between powerful families.


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