>Juliet: a novel – Anne Fortier


Title: Juliet: a novel
Author: Anne Fortier
Pages: 464
Published: 2010
Genre: Historical fiction, Romance, Literary fiction
Rating: 4/5

Of all the great love stories ever told, hers is perhaps the most famous. To me, she is the key to my family’s fate. To you, she is Juliet.

When Julie Jacobs leaves for Italy per the instructions of her late aunt’s will, she never imagines that she’ll be thrust into a centuries-old feud, not to mention one of the most legendary romances of all time. However, as she uncovers the story of her ancestor, Giulietta, whose love for a man named Romeo proved ill-fated, Julie finds herself increasingly under threat, and can’t help but feel that the past and present are very much connected.

Thoughts: I really enjoyed it.  There was a time that I was struggling to get through it and really had to concentrate to be able to go back and forth, despite the fact that there was dates for the ones that when back.  Overall, I really enjoyed the book and once I got into the story, I really couldn’t put the book down and didn’t want it to end.  If you enjoy Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, you will find this book very fascinating, especially since you find out that the play is based on a Italian tale….. 

3533 / 15000 pages. 24% done!


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