Here is a great book for those of you that like to read historical, romance, coming of age, and travel memoirs. I really enjoyed this story from beginning to end. Being the second book of Ms. Meissner's that I've read, I knew her style going into it. I remember not really liking how the last book ended and was worried this one would be the same. You know, they just up and end or seem to be hurried to a finish. Thankfully, this was not the case. I loved how she tied up the loose ends in the prologue.
"The Girl In The Glass" is the story of Meg. Meg has always wanted to travel to Florence, Italy. When she was little her grandmother promised to take her there. When her grandmother passed away, the task of taking Meg fell onto her ne'er-do-well father.
Here is an excerpt from the back jacket of the book:
When her dad finally tells Meg to book the trip, she prays that the experience will heal the fissures left on her life by her parents’ divorce. But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is nowhere to be found, leaving aspiring memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city. Sofia claims to be one of the last surviving members of the Medici family and that a long-ago Medici princess, Nora Orsini, communicates with her from within the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.
When Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissance isn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?
Disclaimer: This book was given to me for review by WaterBrook/Multnomah publishing at bloggingforbooks.com. All opinions are my own and I was not forced to say anything.