Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: "J"

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicki at Reading At The Beach. To join in, just visit her blog for the guidelines and leave your link in a comment.

This week's letter is "J." So I went to my shelves, and this is what I pulled out.

Written by Anne Fortier
Published 2010

Description from the publisher:
Juliet, an ambitious, utterly engaging historical novel on the scale of The Thirteenth Tale and The Birth of Venus, follows a young woman who discovers that her family's origins reach all the way back to literature's greatest star-crossed lovers.

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare's unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse - "A plague on both your houses!" - is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems that the only one who can save Julie from her fate is Romeo - but where is he?
See the book's page at Good Reads.

And the covers of a couple of other editions (the German and Dutch, I believe):

I just received an ARC of this one, and haven't started it yet. Apparently it's been causing quite a stir in the publishing world, so I'm eager to get to it. But it's gonna have to wait until I finish a couple of other books first.


  1. Wow, this does sound interesting. Where did you come across this book? I would like to read it. My wednesday is up at http://booknook516.blogspot.com

  2. Deb's right! It does sound very interesting!

    Thanks for playing!

  3. Oh, my! The covers are all so different, but equally fabulous! Sounds like an intriguing tale.

    Here's mine:


  4. I am curious about this one--I loved The Thirteenth Tale but these sweeping novels are generally either really good or really bad. I have heard though that the publishing world is LOVING this one :)

  5. Interesting... and I love the German cover.


  6. This looks like a wonderful, interesting read.

  7. I'm finding I don't really like historical readings.
    I like the bottom 2 covers, as opposed to the top one with the rose.
    But, I thank you for posting it.

    My `J` is up:

    I also have my `I` from last week up, finally:

  8. lovely cover,would love to read this.info @tribute-books.com

  9. Definitely sounds like an interesting book. Happy reading!

  10. This one is going on my TBR list after reading historical and The Thirteenth Tale!

  11. This sounds really good. I'm going to add it to my wishlist.

  12. I got the ARC this week as well, and I'm drooling over the cover, I just love it that much!

    I just posted my review for Romancing Miss Bronte at The Crowded Leaf if you're interested!

  13. As a fan of the Thirteenth Tale, I'm willing to check out anything that's compared to that book, which was brilliant!


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