Passion Blue

Passion Blue

Book - 2012
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In fifteenth-century Italy, seventeen-year-old Giulia, a Count's illegitimate daughter, buys a talisman hoping it will bring her true love to save her from life in a convent, but once there she begins to learn the painter's craft, including how to make the coveted paint, Passion blue, and to question her true heart's desire. Includes historical notes and glossary.
Publisher: Las Vegas, NV : Amazon Children's Pub., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780761462309
0761462309
Branch Call Number: Y Fiction
Characteristics: 346 p. ; 22 cm

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ChristchurchLib Mar 05, 2013

"Sent to a convent after her beloved father's death, 17-year-old Giulia begs an astrologer to give her a talisman before she goes, so she can still obtain her heart's desire (a husband and a home). But as she works hard for the nuns, Giulia discovers her own hidden artistic talent as well as two equally mesmerising things: the intense, seemingly magical blue pigment that the artists among the nuns use for their paintings... and the handsome craftsman who is repairing a fresco in the convent. Readers who are fascinated by Renaissance Italy will be drawn in by the careful descriptions of this story's setting, and even those who aren't historical fiction fans will want to follow Giulia's journey of discovery - what really is her heart's desire? - to its end." March 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=608130

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