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The Venetian Bargain

By Marina Fiorato

The Venetian Bargain
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2014,
    416 pages.

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  • Sherilyn R. (Bountiful, UT)


    Good But Not Great Historical Fiction
    You need to know that I love historical fiction. When I find an author who blends both history and fiction into a well written novel I couldn't be happier.

    Marina Fiorato's novel The Venetian Bargain is the first of her numerous historical novels I have read. She did a great job writing about history; Constantinople, Venice, the Plague, the architect Palladio and medical practices in the 16th century. What I found lacking was the fictional portion of this novel. The relationship between Freya and Annibale (two main characters in the story) was slow to develop and never explored sufficiently to be believable.

    That being said would I read other novels by this author, yes indeed! She had a great sense of place, kept me interested and wanting to know more.

    This is not great historical fiction but it is a good read.
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