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Da Vinci's Tiger

For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING and CODE NAME VERITY, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces. 

The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men.

The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci.

Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand.

In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship --- and to find love.

Audiobook available, narrated by Elizabeth Wiley.

Da Vinci's Tiger
by L. M. Elliott

  • Publication Date: September 5, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
  • ISBN-10: 006074426X
  • ISBN-13: 9780060744267