Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Color Song (Passion Blue #2) by Victoria Strauss

Color Song (Passion Blue, #2)
I liked this book even better than the first one!  Giulia, now 18 years old is pressured by the convent as well as by Humilita's father to give them the recipe for the paint color passion blue that Humilita had given to her on her deathbed and asked her to keep secret.  Realizing that she will be enslaved in the convent no matter what she does, Guilia disguises herself as a boy and heads out to Venice to apprentice herself to her former master's friend.  Although she has some bad luck, she is befriended by a kind and wealthy woman who pledges to help her any time she needs help.  There is danger and romance, secrets and lies, passion and hope in this lovely story about a woman painter in the Italian Renaissance. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.

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