I am very pleased to welcome TLC Blog Tours to The Book Binder’s Daughter today. I am participating in the blog tour of the historical fiction novel Inamorata. You can read my review of Inamorata, enter to win a copy of your own, and look at the other blogs participating in the tour.
The best word that I can use to describe INAMORATA is enchanting. The author draws you into the world of 19th century Venice, with its captivating setting and bewitching legends. Nicholas is a poet living in the city and visits the famous salons where other artists gather to exchange ideas and find wealthy benefactors. But we learn that Nicholas has lost his poetic inspiration and is on a dangerous and desperate hunt to recapture his poet muse.
When Sophie and Joseph Hannigan, a brother and sister who are twins, enter the artist scene in Venice Nicholas is fascinated by both of them and the uncanny connection that these twins share. The author does a great job at slowly unravelling the mystery of these twins and the scandal that they are trying to escape in New York. Joseph is a talented painter, the likes of which Nicholas has not seen in a long time. His twin sister, Sophie, is not only his model but also his muse. When Joseph is captivated by a local courtesan, Sophie and Nicholas must work together to save Joseph from this strange and dangerous woman.
I found the themes that were woven into the book thought-provoking. When an artist creates a masterpiece there is usually some kind of inspiration behind the work. Although the artist gets all of the attention, his muse is usually not mentioned all and forgotten. Everyone wants to be remembered for something they did in this lifetime. Does the inspirer not deserve as much attention and accolade as the inspired?
If you are looking for a unique historical fiction that also has elements of romance, mystery and fantasy then I highly recommend that you give INAMORATA a try. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to win your own copy.
Megan Chance is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. The Best Reviews has said she writes “Fascinating historical fiction.” Her books have been chosen for the Borders Original Voices program and IndieBound’s Booksense. A former television news photographer with a BA from Western Washington University, Megan Chance lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two daughters. You can connect with Megan through social media:
In order to win your own hard copy of INAMORATA, leave me a comment below and let me know you want to win! Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Giveaway open until 8/29. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Visit the other stops on the Inamorata tour by clicking here: TLC Book Tour for Inamorata.