Book review: Portrait of a Conspiracy: Da Vinci’s Disciples – Book One, by Donna Russo Morin

Portrait of a Conspiracy

Portrait of a Conspiracy: Da Vinci’s Disciples – Book One, by Donna Russo Morin is an excellent historical fiction that takes place in Florence, Italy, during the time of Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo befriends a secret group of women who get together to learn to paint and use their artistic talents. Such behavior in women is not acceptable, but they have a love of art that burns inside them to express to the world. There are several complex relationships and a confrontation for power between the Pazzis and the Medicis – two powerful ruling families. A very enjoyable and gripping read. At the end of the book there is a fact or fiction section telling what is based on actual history. I love when an author includes this information.

Book review by International Writers Inspiring Change

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