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Botticelli's Muse

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Botticelli’s Muse peels back layers of history to tell a fictionalized version of the life of Sandro Botticelli, his conflicts with the Medici family of Florence, and the woman at the heart of his paintings. In 1477, Botticelli is suddenly fired by his prestigious patron and friend Lorenzo de’ Medici. In the villa of his irritating new patron, the artist’s creative well runs dry—until the day he sees Floriana, a Jewish weaver imprisoned in his sister’s convent. But events threaten to keep his unlikely muse out of reach. So begins a tale of one of the art world’s most beloved paintings, La Primavera, as Sandro, a confirmed bachelor, and Floriana, a headstrong artist in her own right, enter into a turbulent relationship.

Customer Reviews

masterful and imaginative!

Dorah Blume has masterfully interwoven art, religion, history, and romance in this gripping, vividly imagined novel. The characters are dynamic and compelling, and the drama never lets up! This is a must read for lovers of the renaissance era, but one needn’t be an historical fiction buff to become engaged in this book. The themes and struggles are as relevant today as they were in late 15th century Italy where the scene of this story unfolds.

Boring, long, disjointed

I was really interested in the subject matter. After reading for a half an hour or more, I was bored to death. The one character that was interesting was hardly seen in the first quarter of the book. Intrigue of the monks and their wickedness along with the nun’s integrity could have been a great story all on its own but alas, it was lost along the way.


great book!

Botticelli's Muse
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  • $9.99
  • Level: Grades 17 and Below
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Jul 21, 2017
  • Publisher: Juiceboxartists Press
  • Seller: Deborah Bluestein
  • Print Length: 528 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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