14 November 2015

Historical Fiction Spotlight ~ Da Vinci's Tiger, by L. M. Elliott

New on Amazon US and Amazon UK

For fans of rich and complex historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring or Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces. 
The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. 

Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship—and to find love.

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About the Author

New York Times bestselling author L. M. Elliott is most known for Under A War-Torn Sky, the story of a B-24 bomber pilot and the French Resistance.  With New York Times best-selling illustrator Lynn Munsinger, she has also created five award-winning picture books. Twice a National Magazine Award finalist, L M. Elliott wrote often on women’s issues when a staff reporter for the WashingtonianMagazine, and authored two adult non-fiction books, one on domestic violence. She lives in Virginia with her family. 
Find our more at her website www.lmelliott.com and find her on Twitter @L_M_Elliott

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