The Girl in the Glass
By Susan Meissner
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
About the book- (from back cover)
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?
This book interwines the past with the present, once again in this stunning story by Susan Meissner. Ms. Meissner does a wonderful job of marrying the two in her books, and she does it again in this one. This book leads us on a trail of emotions, Meg, trying to understand her father, Sofia seeking to prove that she belongs to a family tree that does not want to claim her, and the long ago princess, through the written word.
I loved the renaissance history, the descriptive words that described Italy, and living in the other world for a time.
This book will transport you to Italy and back!