Advance reader reviews of Juliet by Anne Fortier.

Juliet
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2010,
    464 pages.

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  • Stephanie W. (Hudson, OH)


    A real page-turner!
    Juliet was an exciting read from the beginning. Each time the action shifted from present day to 1340 or back, I was disappointed at leaving the story I was engrossed in, but within a page was just as lost in the other story. Ms Fortier takes the well-known elements of Romeo and Juliet and weaves them into an entirely new tale that keeps the reader guessing and wanting more and even manages a surprising ending!
  • Elizabeth (Lower Burrell, PA)


    Fantastic....Romeo and Juliet extraordinaire!!!
    This book is outstanding...the storyline, the descriptions, the characters, and Italy.

    I loved how the book went back and forth from the 1300's to the present day using the story of Romeo and Juliet as the main plot and how the main characters unraveled family and life-long mysteries....you will love the present-day characters Julie and Janice Jacobs, also known as Giulietta and Giannozza Tolomei.

    I couldn't put it down. I loved "being in Italy" again, and could just see the buildings and all the quaintness of the country and the city of Siena. The web page Random House set up for the book adds to your interest because the pictures go along with the pages of the book.

    I can't see how it wouldn't be liked...it is a book you won't want to miss. It has something for everyone...history, romance, mystery, betrayal, life in the 1300's in Italy, ancestors, middle-age family feuds, suspense, and a great author. Ms. Fortier did a superb job with her novel.

    It is absolutely wonderful right up to the last page. You will not want it to end. What an extraordinary novel. ENJOY!!
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