Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Golden Web by Barbara Quick

Alessandra is desperate to escape—from her stepmother, who’s locked her away for a year; from the cloister that awaits her if she refuses the marriage plans that have been made for her; from the expectations that limit her and every other girl in fourteenth-century Italy. There’s no tolerance in her village for her keen intelligence and her unconventional ideas. In defiant pursuit of her dreams, Alessandra undertakes an audacious quest, her bravery equaled only by the dangers she faces. Disguised and alone in a city of spies and scholars, Alessandra will find a love she could not foresee—and an enduring fame.

I will be honest with you all. I didn’t expect to like this book very much. I am not a big historical fiction fan, actually, historical fiction is one of my least favorite things to read. Much to my surprise, A Golden Web pulled me in. This was my second time trying to read it and after the first two chapters I was completely devoured into the story. The characters were written well, Alessandra and her brother were lovely characters that I loved reading about. I recommend this book to lovers of Historical Fiction and people who are trying to love Historical Fiction more.

*I received this book from the publisher.


~The Book Pixie said...

I absolutely loved this book and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. :D


Barbara Quick said...

That's quite a tribute, Zoe! You might enjoy my 2007 novel, VIVALDI'S VIRGINS, as well. (You can see the book trailer on my website,
Yay for you for being such an avid reader!

Warmest wishes,

Barbara Quick said...

To learn the story of the real girl behind the beautiful face on the cover of A GOLDEN WEB, go to