Book review: The Scribe of Siena, by Melodie Winawer

From the official blurb: “Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato knows that her deep empathy for her patients is starting to impede her work. So when her beloved brother passes away, she welcomes the unexpected trip to the Tuscan city of Siena to resolve his estate, even as she wrestles with grief. But as she delves deeper into her brother’s affairs, she discovers intrigue she never ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book review: The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence by Alyssa Palombo

If Renaissance Florence is your kick, if you like to read about women otherwise relegated to the footnotes of history, and if you like your books with a hint of forbidden passion, then  is a historical fiction must-read for you. From the : “A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book review: Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King

From the official blurb: “On a blistering day in the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, a young chef, Thrasius, is acquired for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii. His purchaser is the infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius, wealthy beyond measure, obsessed with a taste for fine meals from exotic places, and a singular ambition: to serve as culinary advisor to Caesar, an ... VIEW THE POST >>