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Laurie Lico Albanese
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Celticlady's Reading Room
Celticlady's Reading Room rated it 6 years ago
This historical novel is about Adele Bloch-Bauer who was the wife of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, a sugar baron who supported the arts. Gustav Klimt was the painter who immortalized Adele twice in his paintings. This story is based on real characters but fictionalized so as such in this story not only did...
Silver's Reviews
Silver's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
Love, war, and art. STOLEN BEAUTY moves from 1900 to 1938 as we follow the lives of Adele and Maria. In 1900, Adele's story was about her life and how she became fascinated with the painter Gustav Klimt and that era of art. In 1938, the story is told of Maria, Adele's niece, newly married and ta...
Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author
Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author rated it 11 years ago
Laurie Albanese's historical romance, The Miracles of Prato is a heartbreaking look at the fate of a young woman in Renaissance Italty who after being forced into a nunnery, falls in love with a monk, namely, the famous Italian painter, Fra Filippo Lippi.As historical novels go, this is one of the b...
drey's library
drey's library rated it 13 years ago
I will confess right up front that the cover here probably wouldn't have prompted me to pick up the book. And that would've been my loss, because then I would've missed out on this lovely book.The Miracles of Prato opens with a birthing that is followed quickly by the baby's removal from his mother'...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 14 years ago
Art historians Laurie Albanese and Laura Morowitz have combined forces to create an entertaining and gripping look into the world of the Italian Renaissance through the story of Fra Fillippo Lippi and Lucrezia Buti. The former was a famous artist and the latter was the Carmelite novitiate who becam...
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