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September 2010 Indie Next List
“When her Aunt Rose dies, Julie Jacobs finds out that her real name is Giulietta Tolomei and that she was born in Siena, Italy. Julie journeys to Siena in search of her past, and to learn if she has a connection to the original Giulietta and her lover Romeo Marescotti, whose story was famously retold by Shakespeare. With vivid descriptions of the city and its inhabitants, Anne Fortier weaves a compelling story full of intrigue, historical references, and romance.”
— Cynthia Kuhn, Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs travels to Siena, Italy--home of her 14th-century ancestor, Giulietta--with a mysterious key she inherited from her mother. Julie soon discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied--for better or worse--to literature's greatest star-crossed lovers.