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Juliet - Anne Fortier
Juliet
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 Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her... show more
 Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.    This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever—a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.     But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her—superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse—“A plague on both your houses!”—is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it?    From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, beautifully written novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied—for better or worse—to literature’s greatest star-crossed lovers.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345516107 (0345516109)
ASIN: 0345516109
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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Steph's Bookshelf
Steph's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 Juliet
This book was amazing, I've got a new favorite!If you like re-tellings of Romeo & Juliet this is definitely a book to check out!
Sharon L
Sharon L rated it
4.0 Juliet
A wonderful tale of romeo and juliet, with true interesting facts. as well as a wonderful love story (both of them) and a great feeling of Italy. without sounding like a complete love girl i read this book a few times and still love it. it ain't perfect which is why only 4 stars, there are things th...
Marcia
Marcia rated it
5.0 Juliet
I can't say enough good things about this book. It has just the right amount of everything to keep the reader involved. I loved how it went from the Middle Ages to the present. It left me wanting to believe that there were generations of Romeos and Juliets that existed to try to finally get it ri...
Shelly's Book Journal
Shelly's Book Journal rated it
4.0 Juliet
This is a wonderful novel of historical fiction going back and forth between modern day and the 1340s. The protagonist, Julie, is an American twin who finds herself in the midst of a mystery to discover the treasure from the real"Romero and Juliet" who lived in Siena, Italy during the 1340s. In th...
Denise
Denise rated it
4.0 Juliet
There have been many novels about Romeo and Juliet, many of them modern. I would have to say that this novel was the best modern one I have read. It alternates between the story of Giuletta Tolomei from the 14th century and Giuletta Tolomei (Julie Jacobs) of present time. I loved seeing both their s...
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