Reading Corner – In the Company of the Courtesan

In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant

Oh my, this book was fantastic! Definitely a top fave. Maybe even something I could read again someday. (I have yet to ever re-read anything.) I was hesitant when I first started reading; I’ve tried so many books lately that failed me and I have read Dunant before and wasn’t overly impressed. So I was uncertain when I started. But I quickly fell into the story with it’s rich descriptions of first, Rome, and then Venice, in the 1500’s. The action ebbs and flows, much like the water in the canals of Venice. It was a pleasure to be along for the ride. In the Company of the Courtesan, is decadent, delightful, suspenseful, seductive, tragic…all these and more. If you are a fan of historical fiction, strong female protagonists, the period of the 16th century, or the history of Venice, then I heartily recommend this novel to you. You won’t be disappointed.

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
~ Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” 

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