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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Good listen until the very end

Not only an abrupt end but one that made no sense to this listener. A soul attached to a picture reaches across centuries and whispers a message???
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- C.Joy S.

A romance for art lovers

Set in the 14th century, at the cusp of representational art and religious upheaval, this is about the struggle of a woman to manifest her talent and passion in the early renaissance. Detailed descriptions of the meticulous preparation and technique of painting are blended with the story elements. A good read and listening experience.
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- Grafix Doctor

Book Details

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