Here is an excerpt on the back of the book:
Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of taking a promised trip to Florence, Italy, and being able to finally step into the place captured in a picture at her grandmother’s house. But after her grandmother passes away and it falls to her less-than-reliable father to take her instead, Meg’s long-anticipated travel plans seem permanently on hold.
When her dad finally tells Meg to book the trip, she prays that the experience will heal the fissures left on her life by her parents’ divorce. But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is nowhere to be found, leaving aspiring memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city.
Sofia claims to be one of the last surviving members of the Medici family and that a long-ago Medici princess, Nora Orsini, communicates with her from within the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
When Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissance isn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?Meg Pomeroy had always dreamed of Florence, Italy and being able to see the beauty her Nonna had told her about.
At the time of Nonna's death, she and her mother, Elaine, were in San Diego. Her father and mother were divorced when she was young and at her Nonna's death, her dad promised to take her to Florence.
Six years later, she still had not gone. Meg worked for publisher's Crowne & Castillo, where she is the editor. Lorenzo Di Santis and his sister, Renata were friends of Meg's in Florence. Both were a team of writing and photograpy. Finally, Meg's father sent her a plane ticket and a credit card to go to Forence and he would meet her there.
Well, he never showed but she did meet a woman named Sofia Borelli, a writer who claims to hear from a deceased woman named Nora Orsini. Her book was very good and Medg stayed with Sofia for a week.
She wined and dined with Lorenzo and his sister Renata and she came away from Florence with a new outlook on life. I am gonna stop there so I don't give the whole story away and as always I left out important information along the way so you will still feel like you haven't read the book.
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About the Author
Susan Meissner is an award-winning author whose books include The Shape of Mercy, Lady in Waiting, and A Sound Among the Trees. She is the wife of an Air Force chaplain and a mother of four young adults. When she’s not writing, Susan directs the Small Groups and Connection Ministries program at her San Diego church.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."