The Towers of Tuscany

  • by Carol M. Cram
  • Narrated by Angela Dawe
  • 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sofia is trained in secret as a painter in her father's workshop during a time when women did not paint openly. She loves her work, but her restless spirit leads her to betray her extraordinary gifts to marry a man who comes to despise her for not producing a son.
After Sofia's father is crushed by his own fresco during an attack motivated by a vendetta, Sofia realizes she must escape her loveless marriage. She flees to Siena, where, disguised as a boy, she paints again. When her work attracts the notice of a nobleman who discovers the woman under the dirty smock, Sofia is faced with a choice that nearly destroys her.
Meticulously researched settings and compelling characters are united with a strong heroine in this rich portrait of medieval Italy.


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Customer Reviews

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Enjoyed and learned

I was very entertained by the story and enjoyed learning about certain aspects of life in Italy as a painter. I learned more about the Black Plague. Definitely had my attention from beginning to end!
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- Franchesca

Thoughtful historic fiction

Story was interesting and I always finish a novel once started, however the reader's voice annoyed me to no end. It was almost a whine. My ancestors are from Luca and most things Tuscan are appealing to me so I read the printed word when I could and only listened to the whine when I was indisposed.
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- P. Gilbert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio