Tripping on Cobblestones

What I’m Reading: The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato

An enduring tale of love, beauty and passion intermingled with murder and treachery. Set in both 17th Century and modern day Venice, the story follows Leonora after a bitter lost love. She has moved to Venice to begin again and hopefully fall into the life of a Venetian glass blower. She is aided emotionally by her long dead ancestor, Corradino, who hides secrets greater than Leonora can handle.

What I loved about this story is that it doesn’t follow a typical arc where the characters follow an expected track. Leonora is on a journey to rebuild herself in a world that has been lost to her. Corrodino is on a journey that he has been  forced into and then he must deal with the recourse of his actions. Both are struggling with their own issue, but both are backed by love. He is fighting to keep it and she is fighting to find it. The Glassblower of Murano was a great heart-wrenching read that I just could not put down. Seriously, it only lasted me a week. I fell for Marina Fiorato’s beautiful Venice, with it’s lagoons and unscarred beauty.

Having been to Venice myself, it was fun to read about the places I had seen, to put emotions to them that are not just my own. Lovely, simply lovely.

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