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Juliet by Anne Fortier

Juliet

Author: Anne Fortier

Pages [hardcover]: 464

Available now!

Opening Lines: They say I died. My heart stopped, and I was not breathing-in the eyes of the world I was really dead.

Memorable Quote: There is lust and then there is love. They are related, but still very different things.

Favorite Characters: Giulietta & Alessandro

Summary:

When julie Jacobs inherits a keey to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family tresure. 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 foundation 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 notoious 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?

Review:

I was lucky enough to review this book for Pump Up Your Book as part of the Juliet blog tour. I’ve been excited to read this and was delighted to participate.

Julie Jacobs is your average girl, who wants nothing more than a less-annoying twin sister and to pay off her debt. When her Aunt Rose dies unexpectedly, she’s sad but hoping to inherit a fortune. Instead, she recieves a letter that will send her to Siena, her birthplace, and on a wild treasure hunt that will change her life forever.

I loved this book! I’m a bit of a history geek, especially when it comes to love stories. This book has touches of history, romance, a treasure hunt, and of course a few bad guys pop up along the way. Julie is a great main character-the story is told through her eyes, while alternating chapters tell about the Romeo and Giulietta that lived in Siena is the 1340s. While Julie may not make the best decisions sometimes, it makes for a great read.

While this book is certainly perfect for any fan of Romeo and Juliet or history, I’d recommend it to just about anyone. I loved it, and I hope others do also. I give Juliet 5/5 stars.

 

Follow the Juliet virtual blog tour as it makes its way around the web!

Tuesday, September 7

Spotlight at The Book Connection

Wednesday, September 8

Guest blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, September 9

Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book

Friday, September 10

Book reviewed at Caught Between the Pages

Monday, September 13

Guest blogging at Thoughts in Progress

Tuesday, September 14

Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Book reviewed at Ohio Girl Talks

Wednesday, September 15

Book reviewed at Teresa’s Reading Corner

Book reviewed at Carpe Libris

Thursday, September 16

Book reviewed at Life in Review

Book reviewed at The Bookish Type

Friday, September 17

Book reviewed at A Room without Books is Empty

Monday, September 20

Book reviewed at Review from Here

Book reviewed at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Tuesday, September 21

Interviewed at Review from Here

Wednesday, September 22

Book reviewed at Broken Teepee

Book reviewed at CelticLady’s Reviews

Thursday, September 23

Book reviewed at Debbie’s Book Bag

Friday, September 24

Book reviewed at Book Reviews by Buuklvr81

Monday, September 27

Book reviewed at A Moment with Mystee

Book reviewed at Yzhabella’s Bookshelf

Tuesday, September 28

Book reviewed at My Favorite Things

Book reviewed at A Mom After God’s Own Heart

Wednesday, September 29

Book reviewed at Acting Balanced

Thursday, September 30

Book reviewed at Just One More Paragraph

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6 thoughts on “Juliet by Anne Fortier

  1. Thanks so much for the great review of Anne’s book. I am aching to read this one too. Thanks for posting her tour schedule alongside your review. Those extra special touches are greatly appreciated.

    Cheryl

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