This was an interesting dual timeline book. The present time was easier to keep straight…as well as the characters. However, the 1571 time had too many characters so that it was difficult to remember everyone. That made it difficult to connect with them.
I enjoyed reading about Italy and the art. Traveling to Italy is on my bucket list. Hopefully one day!
I definitely think some will enjoy this book and encourage anyone reading this review to read those of people who rated it higher than me.
Thank you to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.