Thursday, October 19, 2017

Book Spotlight: THE PAINTER'S APPRENTICE by Laura Morelli

I’m delighted to be hosting today’s stop on the blog tour for The Painter’s Apprentice by Laura Morelli, ​taking place from October 16 to November 17.


BOOK DETAILS

Book Title: The Painter's Apprentice: A Novel of 16th-Century Venice
Author: Laura Morelli
​Category: Adult Fiction, 350 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: The Scriptorium
Release date: November 15, 2017
Tour dates: Oct 16 to Nov 17, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (some adult situations but no sex or explicit violence)

BOOK DESCRIPTION
Would you rather sacrifice your livelihood, your lover, or your life? When the Black Death comes knocking on your door, you’d better decide quickly.
Venice, 1510. Maria Bartolini wants nothing more than to carry on her father’s legacy as a master gilder. Instead, her father has sent her away from the only home she’s ever known to train as an apprentice to Master Trevisan, a renowned painter.

When the painter’s servants uncover the real reason why Maria has been sent away, they threaten to reveal a secret that could tear down her family and the future of their trade. She is forced to buy the servants’ silence, but as their greed steadily grows, Maria resorts to more desperate measures. She questions whether her heart’s desire is worth risking her family, her trade, and her future, but Maria’s sacrifices may amount to nothing if the plague arrives on her father’s doorstep before she is able to get back home.

From the author of the award-winning The Gondola Maker comes a rich tale of Renaissance Venice, a heroine with a lust for life, and love against all odds.

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MEET THE AUTHOR


LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, has taught college students in the U.S. and in Italy, and currently produces art history lessons for TED-Ed. She authored a column for National Geographic Traveler called “The Genuine Article” and has contributed pieces about art and authentic travel to CNN Radio, The Frommers Travel Show, and in USA TODAY, Departures, and other media. Laura is the author of the Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes the popular book Made in Italy. Her fiction brings the stories of art history to life. Her debut novel, The Gondola Maker, won an IPPY for Best Historical Fiction and a Benjamin Franklin Award.

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GIVEAWAY

Prize: ​Win a signed paperback of The Painter’s Apprentice and a $20 Amazon gift card (open to USA only). Ends November 25, 2017.

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Many thanks to Laura Fabiani for the opportunity to be a part of Laura Morelli's book tour. Please visit the other blogs for the BOOK SPOTLIGHT TOUR: The Painter's Apprentice: A Novel of 16th-Century Venice by Laura Morelli for more reviews and giveaways.


Thank you, too, for stopping by!